Irena's Vow
Theatre: Walter Kerr
Status: Closed
(March 10, 2009 - June 28, 2009 )
  • Preview: March 10, 2009
  • Open: March 29, 2009
  • Close: June 28, 2009
Play - Broadway Premiere
Running Time: 1hr 30mins

Irena's Vow tells the true story of one of the most courageous and unsung heroines of World War II. During the German occupation of Poland, Irena Gut Opdyke, a Polish Catholic, was forced to work as head housekeeper for a very prominent Nazi major. Over a two year period of service, Irena would risk her own life in order to save the lives of twelve Jewish refugees whom she secretly took under her care.

For The Record:

Irena's Vow began its life at New York's Invictus Theatre Company and was then presented Off-Broadway at the Baruch Performing Arts Center in Sept 2008 under the auspices of Power Productions/Stan Raiff in conjunction w/The Directors Company and the Polish Cultural Institute. Mr. Parva directed the same cast.

Total Gross: $3,070,112
Average Weekly Gross: $191,882
Total Attendance: 64,931
Average Weekly Attendance: 54%

Staff & Creative Team


Dan Gordon


Michael Parva


Kevin Judge


Astrid Brucker


David Castaneda

Sound & Original Music:

Quentin Chiappetta


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Mayor of Jerusalem 03/10/2009 - 06/28/2009