And Then They Came For Me: Remembering the World of Anne Frank

Recounting the true stories of Eva Schloss, her brother Heinz, Ed Silverberg, and Anne Frank – four teenagers trying to grow up amidst the violence and persecution of the Nazi regime.

Sunday, April 21, 2:00 PM
McCutcheon High School Auditorium

Directed by Stella Schafer

Images from the 2011 production of Life in a Jar.

About the Play

Stella Schafer will direct the McCutcheon High School players in a performance of this Holocaust drama.

And Then They Came for Me is a unique theatrical experience: a multimedia play that combines videotaped interviews with Holocaust survivors Ed Silverberg and Eva Schloss with live actors recreating scenes from their lives during World War II. Ed 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 Frank and lived in the same apartment building in Amsterdam. Her family went into hiding the same day as the Frank family. And like the Frank family, they were betrayed. On Eva's 15th birthday, her family was arrested by the Nazis and sent to concentration camps. Eva and her mother survived, and after the war her mother married Otto Frank (Anne's father). 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 production is like a historic newsreel brought to life on the stage. And it works. (Charles Epstein, WICR Radio, Indianapolis) And Then They Came for Me incorporates the use of live actors, videotape and a CD for each performance.

This presentation is open to the public. Voluntary donations to the Greater Lafayette Holocaust Remembrance Conference will be appreciated. All donations will be used to support K-12 education in Indiana.


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