There have been several shows written about the Holocaust, but I saw one of the most riveting new plays I have seen in a while—When Yellow Were the Stars on Earth, written and directed by Robert Williams When Yellow Were the Stars on Earth tells the story of a German cabaret singer and Jewish Resistance fighter who cross paths in the most unexpected way in Berlin 1943, with both women making the ultimate sacrifice for one another.
Robert has written a powerful and emotional play that includes a topic that has not been dealt with in theatre before: the considerable number of Germans who died opposing the horrors of the Nazi machine. Helping to bring this show to life is a terrific cast . The cast as a whole performed great together, each character necessary to tell this story.
There were so many intense moments in this show that I couldn’t wait for the next scene.
While some might think, “Why do I need to see another show about the Holocaust?” my answer is simply because it’s a topic that still needs to be talked about and because you haven’t seen Robert Williams When Yellow Were the Stars on Earth, which gives a different viewpoint about the brave heroes who risked their life to save the Jews.
Adam Rothenberg, NY Theater Critic