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
*Middle and High School matinee, Nov. 21 @ 10am*
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.
*Middle and high school matinee tickets may be reserved for $2.50 by calling 616-331-2300. All reservations must be completed and paid for by Nov. 15.
Click here for an order form.
Click here to read the Lanthorn article on John Rosen's presentation.
Click here to listen to WGVU's Shelley Irwin's radio interview.
Click here to read the Lanthorn's article in the Nov. 14th edition.
KINDERTRANSPORT Talk Backs: Immediately after the November 17th matinee and November 21 evening performance. Please join the cast and special guests for a free informal post-performance discussion.
The Kindertransport Journey exhibit will be available free and open to the public November 1-24 in the Mary Idema Pew Library on the Allendale Campus on loan for the Holocaust Memorial.
Kindertransport survivor, John Rosen, will give a public discussion open and free to the public on November 5 at 4:00 p.m. at the Mary Idema Pew Library on the Allendale Campus.
Tickets are on sale now by calling 616-331-2300 or through Startickets.com. Group orders are accepted now as well.
CAST MEMBERS for KINDERTRANSPORT:
Eva: Marllory Caillaud-Jones
Evelyn: Alyssa Simmert
Helga: Alaina Wilson/Hannah Beck
Faith: Amanda Furstenburg/Sammie Chaness
Lil: Kimi Griggs
The Ratcatcher: Cody Robison
Postman/Nazi Officer/Station Attendant: Andrew Steward
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