'TEODORA - A Musical Drama' premiers Friday at Godby Theater

The play is based upon a manuscript and paintings discovered in Madison County.
Posted at 2:20 PM, Feb 13, 2023
and last updated 2023-02-13 14:43:14-05

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — TEODORA tells the story of Teodora Verbitskaya, as she is questioned by an official from the United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration in 1948. Teodora is seeking asylum in Nova Scotia, after surviving both the genocidal famine of the Holodomor, and the Holocaust.

Paintings by Verbitskaya's daughter, Nadia Werbitzky, provide an immersive background for the audience, as Verbitskaya recounts in song her struggle to survive.

Tickets can be purchased online at Events - Two Regimes.

ABC 27's Karah Bailey talks with playwright and composer Diane Dupuy Whitney, Assistant Director Eleasha Millicivec, and vocalist Debra Brigman, who plays the title character.