Irena’s Vow – Theater Review
Featuring a cast of ten and starring four time Tony nominee Tovah Feldshuh, Irena’s Vow is a riveting, life affirming story about one of the most courageous and unsung heroines of World War II. During the German occupation of Poland, Irena Gut Opdyke, a Polish catholic, was forced to work as head housekeeper for a very prominent German major. Over a two year period of service, Irena would risk her own life in order to save the lives of twelve Jewish refugees whom she secretly took under her care. Irena’s Vow is the extraordinary true story of one woman’s choice and the twelve lives that would ultimately be saved – or lost – by her decision.
“My favorite of all three. It is based on a real life woman in Poland who saved a dozen Jews during WWII. Its a true mystery and true thriller. This is a wonderful performance. This is a play you really should see”