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Griffin Players, WCS Combine Live Theatre, History For April 4-7 Performances

April 3, 2019
Wetzel Chronicle

The Griffin Players, in conjunction with Wetzel County Schools, invite the public to join them for a performance where live theatre and history combine. On April 4-7, "And Then They Came for Me" will be performed at Magnolia High School by students from Magnolia and Paden City high schools.

In the words of the licensing company, Dramatic Publishing Company:

"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."

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Local students prepare for the upcoming performance of “And Then They Came For Me,” which combines history and live theatre.

Performances are set for Thursday, April 4 through Saturday, April 6 at 7 p.m. A matinee performance will be held Sunday April 7 at 2 p.m. All performances will be held at Magnolia High School. Reserved tickets are on sale now at Tickets may also be purchased at the door.

Reserved seating price is $10; general admission is $8, and student general admission is $5. Only reserved seating is available online. For more information about tickets, call 304-280-6046.



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