February 25, 2024: VILNA: A RESISTANCE STORY – Now on YouTube

A photo of the Vilna cast on stage

Vilna: A Resistance Story

Sunday, February 25, 2024


The Ebell of Los Angeles

741 South Lucerne Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA, 90005

General Admission Ticket: $25

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Writers Bloc, the Holocaust Museum LA, and the Ebell of Los Angeles present VILNA: A RESISTANCE STORY, a concert event of new music.

We thank 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!

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

Music and Lyrics: Kevin Cloud

Book: Lisa Kenner Grissom

Additional Story: Allison Cloud

Casting Director: Jamibeth Margolis

Vilna Musical Website

Parking available in adjacent lots or there is street parking (please read signs).

No refunds. No backpacks or large bags/purses will be allowed.

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