Click here to make a tax-deductible donation to support this projectSUPPORT VICHY

Civic Ensemble, a civic-minded 501(c)(3) theatre company (Slashes Of Light at the Kitchen Theatre, Safety: A Play About Community-Police Relations, The Re-Entry Theatre Program at the Hangar Theatre) is devoted to producing work that engages all members of the Ithaca community artistically and civically.

Vichy  July 27 - Save The Date

Directed by Beth Milles


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We believe the entire community can deeply benefit from theatre that presents the scope of Jewish humanity, and engages us in conversations about Jewish history, present, and future. In the interest of presenting works that humanize Jewish culture and heritage, Civic Ensemble is producing a staged reading of Arthur Miller’s classic play Incident At Vichy at the Kitchen Theatre in July. Incident At Vichy tells the story of a group of men and a boy detained and held to wait, unknowingly, for what turns out to be their “racial” inspection by German military officers and French police during World War II.

We’d like to invite you to attend our staged reading of Incident At Vichy at 7pm  on July 27th at the Kitchen Theatre. 

We also to invite you to be a part of bringing Jewish theatre to Ithaca. We are relying on the support of our community to help make Vichy happen. We are raising funds to rent rehearsal & performance space, pay for the rights to present Miller’s play, hire a director, and pay small stipends to a cast of 18 actors. This number makes an impact! All told, we are trying to raise $2000 to make this project happen, and to garner interest for more work like this to be produced in Ithaca in the future.

There are two easy ways to make a tax-deductible donation to Civic Ensemble, a 501(c)3 organization:

Via PayPal:

Via U.S. Mail:

Send check or money order made out to Civic Ensemble with the word “Vichy” in the subject line. (Be sure to include your email address for ticket reservations.)

Civic Ensemble

127 Cleveland Ave.

Ithaca, NY 14850

To thank you for making a tax-deductible contribution to help bring this project to life, you’ll be mentioned in the Incident At Vichy program, and you’ll be given the opportunity to pre-reserve free tickets to the performance. (Seating is limited. After donating, you’ll receive an email with instructions on how to pre-reserve tickets before they’re made available to the general public.)

Whether or not you can contribute, we hope to see you at the Kitchen Theatre on the evening of July 27th. Thank you for your support.

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Sponsor Incident At Vichy

For more information, contact:

Jennifer Herzog

Civic Ensemble, Associate Artistic Director