Written by:

Michael Slade

Directed by:

Bruce Jacklin

In Partnership with:

Kenyon College Hillel and Kenyon College Office of Community Partnerships

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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.


Knox Memorial Theatre


7:30pm Thursday May 2

7:30 pm Saturday May 4

2:00 pm Sunday May 5

There will be no Friday evening performance out of respect for the Jewish Shabbat


Miroslav Weiss – Mehmet Ali Schubel
Eva Hellerová – Nora Gotschall
Pavel Hoffman – Simon Ryals
Gabriela Winterová – Jillian Snow
Alena Lederová – Sadie Ryals
Martin Löwy – Briggs Swallow
Erik Košek – Zach Cramer
Jana Hellerová – Mollie Jurkowitz
Helena Adelberg – Faith Major
Greta Kantorova – Jenna Jurkowitz
Marta Back – Lanah Andrews
Rosa Back – Izzy Cook

Drama, Run Time 90 – 100 minutes


Holocaust education project in partnership with Kenyon College and the Knox County Education Service Center. High School students will attend free performances as part of MTVarts Classroom Connections.

And a Child Shall Lead by Michael Slade
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