Tucson's theater community has suffered a great loss with the passing of
Adele Furman, founder and producing director of Festival Repertory Theatre.
Following a recent hospitalization, one of several in the last few months,
she died at home and at peace on January 4th.
A memorial service will be held for Adele on Monday, January 14th, 11 a.m.,
at Congregation Or Chadash, 3939 N. Alvernon Way, north of River Road.
Just prior to her last hospitalization, Adele had been making preparations for
a production of Moss Hart's "Light Up the Sky", which would reprise Festival
Repertory's inaugural show in 1999. Since then, under her direction, the
company mounted dozens of shows that delighted and enthralled Tucson
theatergoers. Its last season exemplified the diversity of the company,
with productions of Ira Levin's chilling "Veronica's Room" and Neil Simon's
hilarious "Prisoner of Second Avenue."
Despite physical limitations in the last few years, Adele continued to
challenge herself -- and to inspire those who worked with her -- to give
audiences meaningful and enjoyable experiences in the theater. Those
who know her agree that she was one of a kind.
Any questions may be directed to Ina Shivack at firstname.lastname@example.org
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