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September 2023

Dedication, by Roger Peltzman

    • Thu, 09/28/2023
    • Fri, 09/29/2023
    • Sat, 09/30/2023
  • 7971 Main Street, Hunter, NY 12442

Roger Peltzman’s one-man play Dedication is a deeply poetic, visual, and musical journey. Peltzman’s family fled Berlin for Brussels in 1933, and this story centers on his uncle Norbert, the finest pianist in Belgium, until he was murdered in Auschwitz at 21 years old. A singular tale from the Holocaust that is at once extraordinary and relatable, Dedication is a coming to terms with second generation survivor trauma and the role of music in helping to manage wounds that will never fully heal.

Roger Peltzman is a pianist and teacher in New York City. Amongst his many public performances, Roger has played to sold-out audiences at Carnegie Hall, The Brooklyn Academy of Music, New York’s cutting-edge venue—Le Poisson Rouge—and most recently Ryman Hall in London. He is also an actor, writer, and film director. In 2018 he began writing his one-person show Dedication under the tutelage of renowned actor/director Austin Pendleton (Obie-winning director). Over the course of 3 ½ years he continued to work on it with input from famed Broadway director Seth Barrish (Mike Birbiglia). In August in 2021 the play was staged and filmed in NYC. The film version of the play has been selected for some of the world’s most prestigious film festivals.

Presented by the Maude Adams Theater Hub


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