Growing up in the Soviet Union, young Feldman has had no contact with his forbidden religion. Despite being a good Communist, his Jewish name dooms him to be a second- or third-class citizen. A frequent target of unkind names, beatings, and taunts, he is told he is different and does not belong. In college, he meets some refuseniks who give him a book that changes his life. His burgeoning Jewish pride leads him to action, arrest, prison, and hunger strikes. In desperation, he finds a unique way to save himself and begin his unforgettable voyage to freedom.
Produced by The Braid/Jewish Women’s Theatre
True story, Drama