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'Irena's Vow' at Kent State based on true story of World War II hero

Published: October 9, 2016 12:00 AM

The School of Theatre and Dance at Kent State University continues its season with "Irena's Vow," a drama by Dan Gordon that is based on the life of Irena Gut Opdyke.

The production runs Oct. 14 through 23 in Wright-Curtis Theatre, in the Center for the Performing Arts, 1325 Theatre Drive at Kent State University.

For tickets call 330-672-ARTS (2787), purchase online at www.kent.edu/theatredance or in person at the Performing Arts Box Office in the Roe Green Center lobby of the Center for the Performing Arts at 1325 Theatre Drive.

Directed by assistant professor Amy Fritsche, "Irena's Vow" chronicles the story of Irena Gut Opdyke, a young Polish Catholic woman whose life and death choice at the height of The Holocaust saved the lives of more than a dozen Jewish workers.

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