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article by Dr.Mona Momescu

Keen Company presents:

The World Premiere of



Adapted by Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright David Auburn
Directed by Keen Company Artistic Director Carl Forsman.


The Journals of Mihail Sebastian begins performances on Saturday, March 6, for a limited engagement through Sunday, April 4th.

Opening Night is Tuesday, March 23rd at 8:00 PM

The performance schedule is Wednesday/Saturday at 8:00 PM and Sunday at 2:00 PM with added performances on Tuesday, March 23rd at 8:00 PM and Tuesday, March 30th at 8:00 PM

Performances take place at 45th Street Theater (354 West 45th Street, between 8th and 9th Avenues). Tickets are $19 and are available by calling SmartTix at (212) 868-4444 or
Group sales (10+ tickets) can be arranged by calling (212) 216-0963.

Torn from the journals of the Romanian playwright and novelist, The Journals of Mihail Sebastian chronicles the rise of anti-Semitism in World War II era Bucharest. Sebastian's unique voice raised a firestorm of controversy when these long-hidden journals were finally published in 1996, blowing the cover off decades of Romanian denial about Jewish repression during the War. This one-man play, adapted by Pulitzer and Tony Award-winning playwright David Auburn, follows Sebastian's story of living as a Jewish writer through the birth and death of a fascist regime.

David Auburn received the 2001 Pulitzer Prize, Tony Award, and New York Drama Critics Circle Award for Best American Play for Proof. Other plays include Skyscraper (Greenwich House), Fifth Planet (New York Stage and Film), and the forthcoming adaptation of The Journals of Mihail Sebastian (Keen Company). A recent Guggenheim Fellow, he lives in New York City.