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"The Final Veil," a Unique Blend of Dance, Opera and Theater

"The Final Veil," a Unique Blend of Dance, Opera and Theater


Cassandra Rosebeetle / JL Marlor / Katherine Crockett


the cell theatre
338 W. 23rd Street
New York, NY 10011


Thursday, July 14, 2022 - 8:00pm
Friday, July 15, 2022 - 8:00pm
Saturday, July 16, 2022 - 8:00pm
Sunday, July 17, 2022 - 5:00pm
Thursday, July 21, 2022 - 8:00pm
Friday, July 22, 2022 - 8:00pm
Saturday, July 23, 2022 - 8:00pm
Sunday, July 24, 2022 - 5:00pm
Thursday, July 28, 2022 - 8:00pm
Friday, July 29, 2022 - 8:00pm
Saturday, July 30, 2022 - 8:00pm
Sunday, July 31, 2022 - 5:00pm



Cassandra Rosebeetle / JL Marlor / Katherine Crockett

A unique blend of dance, opera and theater, THE FINAL VEIL tells the true story of Franceska Mann, a Polish-Jewish dancer who demonstrated resistance and strength amid the horrors of the Holocaust. When Mann was brought to Auschwitz, she and the other arrivals were sent to the gas chambers and told to remove their clothing. According to eyewitnesses, Franceska performed a distracting striptease, after which she managed to grab a gun, shoot, and fatally wound one SS Guard and injure a second, before her own subsequent death. Her actions in Auschwitz tell the story of a woman desperate to spare her life and others, using the tools she gathered as a ballerina in occupied Poland.

THE FINAL VEIL is created by Cassandra Rosebeetle and JL Marlor featuring choreography by Katherine Crockett and Cassandra Rosebeetle and a score and libretto by JL Marlor using a live string quartet and four women singers to draw upon a rich history of Polish folk song and German cabaret music sewn together with contemporary classical music, underground jazz and 1930’s era Yiddish folksongs. It also includes text by Kate Mulley.

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