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East Mountain playwright Richard Atkins brings the compelling tale of paranoia, revenge and the lingering, personal impact of WWII, DeliKateSSen, to VSA North Fourth Art Center for an eight-show run opening Friday, Nov. 15 at 8pm. DeliKateSSen is the story of two brothers who survived the Holocaust and are struggling to deal with their own deep-seated traumas when a German deli that may or may not be run by a Nazi prepares to open across the street from their own Jewish deli in 1970s Manhattan. Tickets are $18 general admission and $15 for students and seniors. For more information and tickets to this 15-and-over production, see (Clarke Condé)

Friday Nov 15, 2019

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The play touches on anti-semitism and friction through the lens of delicatessen owners and their past traumas.

The play opens in a Manhattan deli on the eve of the 1972 Munich Olympics massacre. David and Yossi are orphaned brothers and survivors of Auschwitz-Monowitz who own Shapiro's, a struggling landmark delicatessen. Their delivery man has been viciously attacked in an anti-semitic hate crime. Across the street, a new German delicatessen and biergarten is preparing to open its doors. Suppressed traumas from the death camps reawaken and David, the older brother, yields to an "eye for an eye" vendetta. He calls on a Nazi hunter to investigate the restaurateur across the street. We watch as an explosion of friction and paranoia (probably justified) affects everyone involved. 

Nov. 15, 16, 22 and 23 at 8 p.m.

Nov. 16, 17, 23 and 24 at 2 p.m. 

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