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(Today at 2:00 and 7:30) (Through Jul. 2) — Two Jewish girls, Alex 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 Alexi’s 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?

The play is based in part on "The Terezin Diary of Gonda Redlich." Redlich was deported to Terezin in December 1941. The council of elders selected him to head the department of youth welfare in the ghetto. In 1944 Redlich, his son and wife were deported to Auschwitz, where they perished. In 1967 Czech construction workers found his diary in an attic. Playwright Nicholas Tolkien interviewed survivors in several countries and spent years of research to tell an authentic story.

With Natasha PetrovicSasha K. Gordon, Michael Cook and Skyler Gallun.

Written and directed by Nicholas Tolkien.


Sunday, July 2, 2017 - 2:00pm


Peter Jay Sharp Theater at Playwrights Horizons
416 W. 42nd St.
New York, NY 10036


(212) 564-1235