This is the heroic and true story of children coming of age in Terezin, the "Jewish city" established by the Nazis near Prague as a way station before the death camps. In the face of unspeakable horror, these children use their determination and creativity to build lives filled with hope and beauty -- playing, studying, making art, and writing an underground newspaper -- all at the peril of being executed. Their actual poems and stories are woven into a fast-paced drama, evoking the universality of children caught in the insanity of war.
Open to actors in 6th-8th grade.
Rehearsals begin September 24 and are Tuesday-Thursday evenings 6:30-8:30 and Saturday afternoons. Not everyone will be called to every rehearsal. Performances are November 7-9 at Bethany Arts Community. If cast, the cost to participate: A principle role is $600, An ensemble is $350
|| Jessica Irons