AND A CHILD SHALL LEAD

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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Synopsis:

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.

Venue:

Knox Memorial Theatre

Performances:

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

Cast:

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

Credits:

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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