Helga & Esther: Stockholm 1944

Event has passed (Sun Nov 18, 2018 - Sun Nov 18, 2018)
Brava Theater Center
Sunday, November 18, 2018 at 1pm & 5pm
Literary, Theater / Performance Arts


Sunday, November 18, 2018 at 1pm & 5pm

Brava Studio Sessions presents a staged reading of

HELGA & ESTHER: Stockholm 1944
A new play by Cristina Garcia

Esther is a poet, a refugee from Nazi Germany, now in Stockholm with her ailing mother but facing deportation back to Berlin. Helga, a visionary Swedish painter, becomes her intimate friend and confidante. These two driven artists are thrown together as the last winter of World War II approaches and Helga hides Esther in her dilapidated country barn. Both are coming to terms with loves lost, political betrayal, uncertain legacies, and the price of neutrality. HELGA & ESTHER is a play about the enduring need for art, allegiances, and love in dangerous times.

Written by Cristina Garcia
Directed by Adrian Alexander Alea
Choreographed by Brett Conway
Original Music by Ben Kutner
Stage Managed by Claire Calderon

Featuring Pilar Garcia Brown, Heidi Carlsen, Brett Conway, Steve Ortiz, and Pascale Roger.

Brava Studio Session readings are a $10 suggested donation. No one turned away for lack of funds.


  1. Brava Theater Center 2781 24th Street, San Francisco, CA