Obie Award Winning Actress Performs Â??snow People’ at Colorado State Univerity During Holocaust Awareness Week

Obie Award winning actress Rosina Fernhoff will perform a one-person play, "Snow People," based on her late husband Av Inlender’s novel, "Zoa," at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 1, in the Lory Student Center Theater. The free presentation is part of Colorado State University’s Holocaust Awareness Week that runs from Feb. 27-March 3.

"Snow People" tells the story of Anna Blake, the daughter of a Holocaust survivor who strives to restore her cultural legacy. Fifty years after World War II, she unmasks the Nazis who killed her grandfather and looted his priceless manuscripts.  

Following the performance, Fernhoff will be available for direct dialogue with the audience. Fernhoff is an Obie Award winning actress for her performances in "Fashion" and "Geranium Hat" in New York City. She performs alone on a bare stage and has captivated audiences for more than two decades in her highly acclaimed tours in scores of universities, synagogues, churches and community theaters in the U.S., Canada, Israel and Europe.

Inlender, whose book is the basis for "Snow People," also wrote "Jerusalem Story," "Shadows," "Mrs. Davidson’s Story," "Open Roof" and "Kaddish."

Fernhoff also will be presenting "Communication Theatre: The Holocaust on a Personal Level" at noon on Wednesday, March 1, in Lory Student Center Room 220 as part of the Women at Noon Program. During this presentation, Fernhoff will present a short monologue from another play, "Shadows," written by her husband. The play is about a Russian choreographer and her life under Stalin and the Holocaust. She then will discuss her style of communication theatre, the process of her work and allow time for discussion.

Holocaust Awareness Week events are funded by Associated Students of Colorado State University, Hillel of Colorado, Women at Noon and the Bohemian Foundation. All events are free and open to the public.

For more information, contact Hillel at Colorado State at (970) 491-2080 or visit