Date(s) - 12/13/2013
Based on the Letters and Lives of Micheline and Albert Sakharoff Adapted By Karyl Lynn Burns and Jenny Sullivan Directed By Jenny Sullivan A Benefit for the Micheline Sakharoff Fund for Women Artists at Rubicon. It is the day after the Liberation of Paris. Two young women bicycling along the Seine are stopped by GIs asking for directions. Sylvie, fluent in English, converses with the Americans, while Mickey, a shy au pair, stands quietly by. She is approached by a soldier of Russian descent who speaks to her in French. Mickey and “Sack” (as he was called) speak for only a few moments and exchange addresses. Their subsequent letters resonate and echo through time to tell the story of a remarkable, fateful love that grew and flourished despite the strains of war and distance, differences in upbringing and religion, and, ultimately, death.