Written by Diane Samuels
Directed by Karen Libman
November 15 - 23, 2013
After the violence of Kristallnacht ("Night of the Broken Glass") against Jews across Germany and Austria, the British government authorized the massive transport of Jewish children (kinder) to Britain, via ship and train, to rescue them from the injustice and atrocities inflicted by Hitler and the Nazis. Over the course of nine months between 1938-9, 10,000 Jewish kinder were brought to safety—separating them from their parents and sparing them the horrors of the death camps, where many of their family members were exterminated. The play, written by Diane Samuels, examines the life of one child over a 40-year period, and is based on interviews with many kinder who spent the war years with foster families in Britain.
Friday, November 15 @ 7:30
Saturday, November 16 @ 7:30
Sunday, November 17 @ 2:00
Thursday, November 21 @ 7:30
Friday, November 22 @ 7:30
Saturday, November 23 @ 2:00
Tickets are $12.00 for Adults, $10 for Faculty, Staff, Alumni, and Seniors, and $6 for all students and groups of 10 or more.
Talk-back panels will be held immediately after the Sunday, Nov. 17, and Thursday, Nov. 21, performances and are free to the public!
The Kindertransport Journey exhibit will be on display in the new Mary Idema Pew Library November 1 - 24 and is free to the public.
Kindertransport survivor, John Rosen, will give a pulbic discussion about his experiences as an 8 year old child on November 5 in the Mary Idema Pew Library at 4:00 p.m.
A special high school matinee is availble to all area middle and high schools. Tickets are only $2.50 and may be reserved by calling 616-331-8176.