Fair Winds and Winds of War

By Barbara Kahn
Directed by Barbara Kahn
March 7 – March 24
MAR 7 - MAR 24; THU, FRI, SAT at 8 PM, SUN at 3 PM

Executive Director, Crystal Field


Fair Winds and Winds of War

Written and directed by Barbara Kahn
Assistant Director and Stage Manager. Christopher Bello

March 7 – March 24, 2024
Thursday, Friday, Saturday at 8 PM, Sunday at 3 PM
Tickets: $15
Run Time: 1 hour 50 minutes including intermission

Theater for the New City
155 First Avenue (between 9th and 10th Street)

Fair Winds and Winds of War is framed by the February 2nd pro-Nazi rally in Madison Square Garden and the optimism of the April opening of the New York World’s Fair. An American-born woman believes she has lost her ‘favorite daughter’ position to her cousin, a refugee from newly-German-occupied Gdansk in Poland. Their personal conflict reflects the larger conflict in the U.S. between Americans and the Europeans looking for a safe haven. An African-American singer, facing the racism that forced her from her Southern hometown and later from the segregated Harlem venues, finds acceptance in 1930’s Greenwich Village and friendship with the Polish refugees. Two women, one a refugee, meet again in New York and rekindle the love for each other they discovered as teenagers in Poland. As Europe rushes to war, America anticipates the excitement of the NY World’s Fair.

Stalina Huberchenko
Jamie Coffey
Jenna Levere
Rebekah D. Wilson
Danny Epstein
Rob Maisonett

Radio voices:
Samuel Williams
Chris Lowe
Kristian Nekrasov
Sarah Teed

Assistant Director and Stage Manager. Christopher Bello
Music Director. Jenna Levere
Music Consultant. Joseph Thor
Polish Consultant. Patrycja Dolowy
Set Design. Jason Sturm
Lighting Design. Alex Bartenieff
Costume Design. Billy Little
Sound Design. Joy Linscheid with Alison Nolan
Graphic Design. Virginia Asman, illuminage studio


COVID Protocol:
As of September 26th, 2022, we are no longer requiring proof of COVID-19 vaccination for our audience upon entry.
Wearing of masks is suggested in the lobby, restrooms and performance spaces at Theater for the New City, but they are not required.