Gallery 7 Theatre

    Irena's Vow

    by Dan Gordon

    Abbotsford Arts Centre

    Irena's Vow

    At the height of the German occupation of Poland, Irena Gut is promoted to housekeeper of a high-ranking Nazi officer.

    When she discovers the Jewish ghetto is to be expunged, she decides to shelter twelve Jewish workers in the basement of the Commander’s house. Over the next two years, Irena uses her wit & humour while summoning all the strength and courage she can muster to conceal her friends in the shadow of house parties, a blackmail scheme, and the birth of a child.

    A powerful story of compassion, grace and tenacity, this unrelenting story of hope in the midst of the atrocities of war will inspire!

    Performance Information

    Running time

    120 minutes, plus one twenty-minute intermission


    Abbotsford Arts Centre
    2329 Crescent Way, Abbotsford


    January 24 & 25, 28 – Feb. 1, 2025 @ 7:30 PM
    Matinees: January 25 & Feb 1 @ 2:00 PM

    Content Warning

    Age Recommendation

    Recommended for ages 16 & up.

    Content Warning

    Contains graphic descriptions of war and violence, mature themes, and suggestive scenes.

    A transcendent tale of courage and inspiration for our tumultuous times
    Deborah Barrow, Women on the Web
    The emotions this stage biography stirs in theatergoers are genuine, a testament to the bravery and tenacity of the woman whose real-life story is being told. Irena's Vow serves as a compelling, heartfelt reminder of her incredible courage
    Associated Press
    …engrossing and enlivening
    Awe-inspiring, with enough dramatic moments to keep you on the edge of your seat. Dan Gordon’s script is effective at gleaning the drama and ethical imperatives in Irena’s tale, yet he punctuates them with occasional comic moments to cut the unending terror
    Huffington Post
    Compelling true story of courage and heroism. An engrossing tale laced with suspense, horror and uplifting humanity
    Daily Variety
    The Sound of Music

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