Two Sisters separated by Distance and War try to connect in “A Shayna Maidel”

**** Highly Recommended **** Your sister is your sister forever. There’s all that history, after all. But what if you and your sister didn’t grow up together? What if you were separated – by distance and then by the war? How do you build sisterhood? In TimeLine Theatre’s production of Barbara Lebow’s moving play, “A ShaynaMaidel”, the war is over and two sisters, one growing up safely in Brooklyn, the other surviving the horrors of the Holocaust in Poland, must try to find a way to connect. By the way, a shayna maidel is a pretty girl. 4 Spotlights

“A Shayna Maidel” runs through November 4th at TimeLine Theatre, 615 W. Wellington Avenue, Chicago (inside the Wellington Avenue United Church of Christ). TimeLine offers discounted parking at the Standard Parking garages at Broadway Center, 2846 N. Broadway ($8 with validation); or the Century Mall, 2836 N. Clark ($9 with validation).

Running time is 2 hours, 20 minutes, with an intermission. Performances are Wednesdays and Thursdays at 7:30; Fridays at 8:00 pm; Saturdays at 4:00 and 8:00 pm; and Sundays at 2:00 pm. There is no performance on September 19th. There will be an additional matinee on Thursday, September 20th at 2:00 pm. Tickets range from $40-$54. FYI (773) 281-8463 x6 or

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