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Closed July 2, 2017

A powerful new play honoring the victims of the shoah

Why See Terezin?

Two Jewish girls, Alexi - a brilliant violin player and her young friend Violet are forced to act for their lives in a propaganda film in the Terezin concentration camp. At every turn, the girls face a desperate struggle for survival. Soon Violet mysteriously disappears and Alexiís musical ability attracts the unwanted attention of the Nazi commandant. He gives Alexi a faustian bargain; teach him to play the violin and he will reveal Violet's whereabouts. But how can Alexi trust an evil man, who orders the deportation and extermination of her own people?

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Opening night: 13 June 2017


All ages

Run time

2 hours and 20 minutes, with intermission

Cast and Creative


Natasa Petrovic
Sasha K. Gordon
Michael Leigh Cook
Skyler Gallun


Directed & Written by Nicholas Tolkien
Scenic design by Anna Driftmier
Production design by Janina Pedan
Sound design by David van Tieghem


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