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Sun, Feb 25


The Ebell of Los Angeles


VILNA: A RESISTANCE STORY is an exciting new musical about the inspirational Holocaust story you've never heard—the story of the heroic Jewish resistance fighters from the Vilna ghetto. Presented in partnership with Writer's Bloc and The Ebell of Los Angeles.

Time & Location

Feb 25, 2024, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM

The Ebell of Los Angeles, 743 S Lucerne Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90005, USA


Special thanks to the Consulate General of the Republic of Lithuania in Los Angeles for their support.

In this concert event, you’ll meet characters based on the young artists of the bohemian city of Vilna, who, in the face of being confined to the ghetto, form a secret brigade and find creative ways to resist. Led by a rebellious teenage girl and a young poet, the partisans escape the Nazis in the nick of time to the forest, where they take up arms and eventually reclaim their beloved city. Through the power of music, their revolutionary spirit lives on.

With an uplifting klezmer-influenced pop score by composer/lyricist Kevin Cloud, VILNA: A RESISTANCE STORY is inspired by real-life Jewish heroes Vitka Kempner, Abba Kovner, Hirsh Glick, and Avram Sutzkever. This is a story that needs to be told—and heard!  Music and Lyrics by Kevin Cloud, Book by Lisa Kenner Grissom, and additional story by Allison Cloud.

This hour-long special performance will consist of a selection of 16 songs with the actors accompanied by a live band. Q&A to follow.

This event is now SOLD OUT.

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