Students present multi-media play about the Holocaust
Ashland High School Theatre presents two showings of "And Then They Came for Me: Remembering the World of Anne Frank."
Performances are set for 7:30 p.m. today and Tuesday at 201 S. Mountain Ave., Ashland.
The play by James Still combines videotaped interviews of Holocaust survivors Ed Silverberg and Eva Schloss with live actors recreating scenes from their lives during World War II.
Silverberg was Anne Frank's first boyfriend, and she wrote about him in the beginning of her now-famous diary. Eva Schloss was the same age as Anne, lived in the same apartment building in Amsterdam and went into hiding the same day. Like the Franks, her family was betrayed, arrested by the Nazis and sent to concentration camps. Eva and her mother survived, and, after the war, her mother married Anne's father Otto Frank.
Betsy Bishop directs a cast of 15 students in the production, which promoters describe as part oral history, part dramatic action, part direct address and part remembrance.
All tickets at the door are $5. Tickets also will be sold at Paddington Station and at www.showtix4u.com. Reserved tickets are $15 and available only at www.showtix4u.com or by calling 1-866-967-8166.