October 30 - December 9, 2010
"It is a moment of awe-inspiring theater. Highly Recommended." Chicago Sun-Times
"One of the most deeply moving dramas of the season, Slade's play should not be missed." Centerstage Chicago
"No one can deny the emotional impact of his clear, simple and forthright work." The Chicago Theater Blog
Show DescriptionThirty miles outside Prague lies the city of Terezin, a Nazi-described “Jewish ghetto” and makeshift way station for millions of people awaiting transfer to death camps. Against all odds, a group of courageous children created stories, music, poetry, drawings, plays, puppets, and even an underground newspaper. Incorporating actual poems and other writings recovered from Terezin after the war, this exquisite play explored the strength, optimism and extraordinary resilience at the core of the human spirit. Recommended for ages 11 and up (6th thru 8th grades).
Learning GuideOur Education Department produces a Learning Guide for all of our productions. This text is FULL of fun background information about the show, pre-show and post-show discussion questions, as well as art and language activities. While we primarily make it for our educators, we think parents should check it out as well. Click here to join the fun!
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Photo by Johnny Knight.