Over 15,000 Jewish children passed through Terezin, and only about a hundred were still alive when Terezin was liberated at the end of the war.
One of the survivors, Raja, having lived through it all, teaching the children when there was nothing to teach with, helping to give them hope when there was little enough reason for hope, creating a little world of laughter, of flowers and butterflies behind the barbed wire, tells the true story of the children.
It's her play and it's theirs. There were no butterflies at Terezin, of course, but for the children, butterflies became a symbol of defiance, making it possible for them to live on and play happily while waiting to be transported.
This play is her story.
It is history as much as any play can be history, showing the best and the worst of which the human heart is capable.
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Photo by Chelsea Purgah/TMT Staff
"I can’t recommend I Never Saw Another Butterfly enough. It’s a truly wonderful and emotional production that takes us back to a time of tragedy and gives us a reminder that even when it doesn’t seem like it, we can always hold on to hope." == By John Baggett
Click here to read the review in eGuide Magazine.
ERRATA: The correct show dates for I Never Saw Another Butterfly are January 11-14. Apologies for some incorrect dates on earlier marketing materials.
Ludvik Opera Scene
Additional Camp Children
|Thu, Jan 11 at 7:30 PM|
|Fri, Jan 12 at 7:30 PM|
|Sat, Jan 13 at 7:30 PM|
|Sun, Jan 14 at 2:30 PM|