Today is January 18, 2020; the
“‘And Then They Came for Me’ will teach viewers far more than can be learned from reading facts and figures in a history book.” Darryle Clott, Holocaust Educator, Production Director
What: And Then They Came for Me: Remembering the World of Anne Frank
When: Jan. 24th and 25th at 7:30 p.m. and Jan. 26th at 2:00 p.m.
Where: La Crescent H.S. Auditorium at 1301 Lancer Boulevard.
Cost: Tickets cost $12.00 and can be purchased from Festival Stores in the Village, Copeland Avenue, Onalaska, and Holmen; at Quillin’s in La Crescent, at the Community Education Office at 703 South 11th Street in La Crescent or the door.
About the Production
And Then They Came for Me: Anne Frank Remembered is a multimedia play that weaves interviews with actual Holocaust survivors Ed Silverberg and Eva Schloss with live actors recreating scenes from their lives during World War II. Ed, Anne’s first boyfriend, and Eva, a young woman whose family went into hiding at the same time as the Frank family and was also betrayed, both recount their experiences as young adults during the Holocaust. Playwright James Still draws the audience in with live action and images as well as the true voices of the survivors telling their own stories. Part oral history, part dramatic action, part direct address, part remembrance, the ensemble-driven And Then They Came for Me breaks new ground and has been acclaimed by audiences and critics in world-wide productions. This moving production is one not to be missed.
Viewers will connect with actual survivors making it a personal experience. Even people who have not studied the Holocaust will come away with a new and deeper understanding of that horrific time in history. Hopefully the audience will gain an understanding of the importance of not being bystanders when they see an injustice occur. The play will cause people to think about the past, ponder the future and be concerned about what we are doing in the present.
In case some of you are wondering what age is appropriate for children to attend, due to the graphic nature of life in the camps revealed via video footage, we are recommending it for grades seven and above (grade six if mature).
Please contact Darryle at 788-0981 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions. Do not miss this opportunity to touch history.