And A Child Shall Lead Kids of the Arts
- “"[And a Child Shall Lead] not only sheds light on this dark camp, it's also relevant to modern conflicts around the world."”
- — Christopher Stollar, Bend Bulletin (Oregon)
About the show
Thirty miles outside Prague lies the city of Terezin, a Nazi-described “Jewish ghetto” and makeshift way station for millions of people awaiting transfer to death camps. Against all odds, a group of children is able to use their determination and creativity to build lives filled with hope and beauty – playing, studying, making art, and writing an underground newspaper – all at the risk of being killed. Incorporating actual poems and other writings recovered from Terezin after the war, this exquisite play explores the strength, optimism and extraordinary resilience at the core of the human spirit. Despite their horrifying situation, these children are able to use art to re-create the world they once knew, and imagine a brighter future.
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Written by Michael Slade
Directed by Laura Luc