Aves Theatre presents Irena’s Vow



Aves Theatre presents Irena’s Vow on Feb. 2-4. Tickets are available for early purchase and can be picked up on the night of the performance at Will Call. To purchase tickets in advance, visit avestheatre.org.

Students are performing in Irena’s Vow by Dan Gordon on Feb. 2-4. Theater students take the audience on an emotional roller coaster ride through the point of view of a Polish Catholic heroine Irena Gut Opdyke.

“It is different than a lot of shows we do in the Aves theatre because it’s based on a true story. Not to mention, it’s incredibly moving. ” said Leslie Brown, 11.

The play begins at 7:30 p.m., and tickets are sold online or at lunch for $10 and are $12 at the door.

“It was an amazing show to work on,” Brown said.

Opdyke was forced to work as head housekeeper for a German Major. Over a two-year period of service, Opdyke, a courageous martyr during World War II, put her life on the line to take care of 12 Jewish refugees from war during the German occupation of Poland (Holocaust) in secret.

“It’s been an amazing experience working on it, and I can’t wait for the show to go up on Thursday!” Brown said.

Irena’s Vow is about a courageous women who took a choice to risk everything in order to protect 12 other lives, and Aves Theatre is about to bring the story to life.