Running time: 2 hours and 5 minutes, including one intermission


By Alix Sobler
Directed by Adam Immerwahr
January 9  — February 2, 2020

Ordinary people in extraordinary times

It is 1939, and Hitler’s assault on Europe has begun. Though much of the world has turned its back on the Jews of Europe, Evelyn and Leonard Kirsch suspect that the menace is real. This ordinary American couple makes a bold decision that could save the lives of many Jewish children and change the course of history. But first, they must convince their estranged friends to help. What begins as a night of cocktails and conversation becomes a tense negotiation of politics, morality, and survival – and the stakes are life and death. A suspenseful story that will bring you to the edge of your seat. Featuring McLean Fletcher, Kimberly Gilbert, David Schlumpf, Alexander Strain and Erin Weaver.

“Thoughtful and heartfelt… culminates in an emotional, beautifully orchestrated sequence.”—Atlanta Journal-Constitution

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McLean Fletcher
Kimberly Gilbert
David Schlumpf
Alexander Strain
Erin Weaver

Artistic & Production Team

Director: Adam Immerwahr
Scenic Design: Paige Hathaway
Costume Design: Kelsey Hunt
Lighting Design: Colin K. Bills
Props Design: Tim Jones
Wig Design: Greg Bazemore
Dialect Coach: Leigh Wilson Smiley
Resident Production Stage Manager: Anthony O. Bullock
Assistant Stage Managers:  Mary Alex Staude, Bryan Boyd

Cast Talk-back
Wednesday, January 15 following the 7:30 PM show


Creative Conversation 
Sunday, January 19 following the 2:00 PM show
Get the inside scoop on Sheltered from director, Adam Immerwahr, and scenic designer, Paige Hathaway. Wondering what design meetings were like or what discoveries were made in the rehearsal room? Now is your chance to find out!

Sunday, January 19 following the 7:30 PM show
An informal gathering that gives audience members an opportunity to partake of conversation about the play and a glass of win (provided by the Embassy of Israel).


Theater and Policy Salon
Thursday, January 23 following the 8:00 PM show
Michael Feldman and three panelists will discuss and answer questions on the topic of the moral implications of responding to crisis and refugees and the policy challenges for spurring action, addressing impossible choices, and sustaining compassion. Panelists are: Cindy Huang, Vice President of Strategic Outreach at Refugees International; Laley Lippard, Manager of Partnerships and Public Programming at Mosaic Theater Company; Eskender Negash, President and CEO, US Committee for Refugees and Immigrants; and Jen Smyers, Director of Policy and Advocacy, Immigration and Refugee Program, Church World Service.


Sunday Symposium
Sunday, January 26 following the 2:00 PM show
An expert panel including Wendy Young of KIND and Melanie Nezer, HIAS Senior Vice President for Public Affairs, will discuss the current-day refugee crisis–the worst in history–and how you can get involved in helping families displaced by violence, war, and unlivable conditions in their home countries.

Leading Angels
Helene and Robert Schlossberg

Sponsoring Angels
Dr. Kenneth and Cheryl Gorelick Fund
Dianne and Herb Lerner

Supporting Angels
Lois and Michael Fingerhut
Ann and Frank Gilbert
Ellen and Gary Malasky