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Alumni Event: The Obligation Premiere

  • Potrero Stage 1695 18th Street San Francisco, CA, 94107 United States (map)

Who decides what culture, race and ethnicity mean? What is identity? Why do we demonize “the other”?

A Jewish-American comedian, an Auschwitz survivor, a half-Jewish German soldier and an SS General reveal the dark history of their (our) world in the world theatrical premiere of The Obligation. Through drama and humor, The Obligation explores little-known aspects of The Holocaust and the post-war survivor experience.

The Obligation is a provocative new solo show written and performed by Roger Grunwald (member of the Actors Equity Association), directed by Brown alumna Nancy Carlin, and produced by Jim Kleinmann (Brown ’87), Artistic Director at PlayGround. 

The Obligation will be showing from October 5th through November 12th. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit

SPECIAL OFFER: Use promo code BROWNSF and save 20% off advance online tickets to THE OBLIGATION. Offer is subject to availability and may not be combined with other discounts.

*This is a featured event.