The Un-Common Theatre Company is pleased to present “And Then They Came for Me: Remembering the World of Anne Frank”. This unique theatrical experience will be presented April 13 through April 15 at the Orpheum Theatre, Foxboro.
“And Then They Came for Me: Remembering the World of Anne Frank” is a multimedia play that combines videotaped interviews with Holocaust survivors Ed Silverberg and Eva Schloss and live actors recreating scenes from their lives during World War II. Ed (Ethan Hermanson, Cambridge, MA) was Anne Frank's first boyfriend, and she wrote about him in the beginning of her now-famous diary. Eva Schloss (Sydney MacKillop, Raynham, MA) was the same age as Anne Frank (Franci DuMar, Sherborn, MA) 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. Part oral history, part dramatic action, part direct address, part remembrance, “And Then They Came for Me: Remembering the World of Anne Frank” breaks new ground and has been acclaimed by audiences and critics in world-wide productions.
The talented cast of 17 is guided by Director Christa Crewdson (Arlington, MA) and Assistant Director Matthew Timmons (Canton, MA).
Cast Members include:
From Cambridge, MA: Ethan Hermanson (Young Ed)
From Easton, MA: Ellie Ault (Ensemble), Katie Ault (Ensemble)
From Franklin, MA: Heidi Gleichauf (Ed’s mother), Andrew Purdy (Heinz)
From Mansfield, MA: Katie Armstrong (Mutti), Jordan Calusdian (Ensemble), McKenzie Shea (Ensemble)
From Norfolk, MA: Hailey Fice (Ensemble), Libby Pickard (Ensemble)
From North Easton, MA: Alexandra Flagg (Ensemble), Lyshah Funai (Ensemble)
From Raynham, MA: Sydney MacKillop (Young Eva)
From Sharon, MA: Georgia Rose Fraser (Ensemble)
From Sherborn, MA: Franci DuMar (Anne)
From Westwood, MA: Jacob Leder (Hitler Youth)
From Wrentham, MA: Chris Woycik (Pappi/Ed’s father)
Performances will be held on Friday, April 13th at 7:30pm, Saturday, April 14th at 7:30pm, and Sunday, April 15th at 2:00pm at The Orpheum Theatre, Foxboro, MA. The show is recommended for audiences ages 8 and older.
To purchase tickets call (800) 838-3006 or online at www.brownpapertickets.com/event/224244. Tickets are $20 for adults and $15 for seniors and students. For Un-Common member, Handicapped or group sales please call the Un-Common Theatre Co. at (508) 698-3098.
A special school performance will be held on Friday, April 13th at 9:30 am. For information on the school show, please contact Sue Fice at (508) 541-7887.
The Un-Common Theatre Co. is currently in its 32nd season of providing a creative place for children and adolescents to develop life skills through exposure to the professional theatrical experience. For more information on the Un-Common Theatre Co. and “And Then They Came for Me: Remembering the World of Anne Frank” please visit our website at www.uncommontheatre.org.