ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Sandia Park playwright Richard Atkins is taking a new perspective on the Holocaust in his script “DelikateSSen” – Jewish and German.
The subject is broached when two Jewish brothers, David and Yossi Shapiro, are facing hard times running their famous Jewish delicatessen in midtown Manhattan.
The brothers fear business will get even tougher with the new competition: A German is opening up his own deli, Reinhardt’s, across the street.
The first public staged reading of the play will be Saturday, Sept. 28 at the Vortex Theatre.
“I thought I should bring the Holocaust into the picture as the brothers were made orphans by the Holocaust. They lost all 16 members of their family,” Atkins said.