Through Oy, playwright Hélène Cixous questions the value of forgiveness, the work of memories and transmission to new generations, and the state of modern racism throughout the world.
Oy is the story of two German Jewish sisters, Selma and Jenny, who, in 1995 in their late eighties, are some of the last remaining witnesses to the period of Nazism in Europe. They have accepted an invitation from the mayor of Osnabrück, the city of their youth in Germany to testify about their experiences before the younger German generation. Upon returning to Paris from Osnabrück, the elderly sisters try to make something of the swirl of emotions, opinions and memories that have surfaced.
Oy runs Thursday and Saturday evenings starting June 28. Thursdays are "Pay What You Can" and showtime is 8 p.m. Saturday showtime is 7 p.m. Tickets: $20 in advance, available at theactorsgang.com and (310) 838-4264. Teacher, student and senior discounts are available in advance, and all shows are "Pay What You Can".
The Actors Gang is located at the Ivy Substation, 9070 Venice Blvd., Culver City, CA 90232.