We hope you’re all well and making the best of this crazy world we’re living in. We’re all learning how to deal with our new normal – masked and keeping social distance, while also staying connected.
In response to the ongoing COVID-19 global health crisis, and such a lengthy period of uncertainty Central Massachusetts Jewish Theatre Company has decided to reschedule the premier of “The Trial of Uncle Charlie”originally scheduled October 2020 to the fall of 2021. We also plan on presenting Wendy Kout’s “Survivors” in the spring of 2021 in conjunction with Yom HaShoah.
In the meantime we plan on continuing our educational and entertaining webinars.
Bringing Classic and Contemporary Jewish Theatre to Central Massachusetts
Crafted from the actual words and experiences of ten Holocaust survivors, this new play puts a human face on this painful time in the history of the Jewish people. A cautionary tale on the risks of normalized hate, this play ensures that the voices of survivors will never be silenced.
"Survivors" weaves the shocking and inspirational stories of Eva Abrams, Erich Arndt, Arthur Herz, Ellen Lewinsky, Rosemarie Molser, Henry Silberstern, Helen Przysuskier, Evie Schuerman, Kurt Weinbach and Carl Voldman.
Survivors was written to provide age appropriate Holocaust education (grades 7-12), while also being an inspirational drama for adult audiences. It is an educational, arts-based complement to any curriculum including the study of the Holocaust, World War II, genocide, and/or human rights.
Preview of Survivors
Courtesy of Centerstage Theatre
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What really happened on board the refugee ship Exodus 1947?
The play is set in Israel in 1976. Yehuda, a 52-year-old Israeli, is trying to cope with his nightmares. He is haunted by memories of the murder of his friend by a British soldier on the ship while trying to smuggle Holocaust survivors into pre-state Israel. The ghosts of the Exodus ruined his marriage and his relationship with his son. Now, 20 years later, how will he act when his past unexpectedly confronts him?