Concordia Play Highlights Hope in the Face of Intimidation

Mar 08, 2013 1:34 PM
Lindy Neubauer

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I Never Saw Another Butterfly

I Never Saw Another Butterfly

Who: The Concordia University Irvine Theatre Department | by Celeste Rispanti | Directed by Katie Braun ’13

What:  “I Never Saw Another Butterfly” play performance.

In 1942, 12 year-old Raja Englanderova was sent to Terezin, a Checkoslovakian ghetto that was a way-station for Jewish prisoners bound for Auschwitz. In those bleak surroundings she meets Irena Synkova, a teacher who is secretly conducting art and writing classes among the children. Raja gradually recognizes that Irena's classes are keeping the children alive and preserving their hope.

This play is about hope in the face of intimidation and the power of education and art to bring out the best in all of us.

When:  March 15, 16, 22, 23 at 7:30 pm | March 17 & 24 at 2:00 pm

Tickets: $15 general / $12 seniors and students / CUI students free. Purchase tickets online or through our box office: [email protected]/949.214.3418.

"This play has an inspiring message of the power of art on humanity even under the most extreme conditions," said Tony Vezner, Associate Professor of Theatre at Concordia. "It is sure to resonate with audiences of all backgrounds."

Where: Concordia University Irvine, Concordia Studio Theatre; 1530 Concordia West, Irvine, CA92612. www.cui.edu/thearts

Produced by special arrangement with Dramatic Publishing.

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