Lilia! (BMO Studio Stage)


By Libby Skala

Austrian stage actress Lilia Skala flees the Third Reich, escaping to New York City, where she finds herself working in a zipper factory to make ends meet. But the resilient faith that carried her across the ocean brings her back to her passions— the stage and the silver screen—eventually sharing the Oscar stage with Sydney Poitier for her portrayal of the Mother Superior in Lilies of the Field.

Her granddaughter Libby, who has yet to discover the strength within, goes on a journey of her own as she guides us through the incredible life story of her grandmother.

This is a sweet story about a granddaughter discovering just how big her grandmother’s life is. I love that! Lilia Skala was a woman of stature and faith who was ahead of her time!

Morris Ertman, Rosebud Theatre Artistic Director