NEW BEDFORD, MA – YTI veteran Director Edward J, Maguire of Fairhaven, MA. has cast six Southcoast area actors to take the stage in the gripping drama "Kindertransport" by Diane Samuels, the fifth major attraction of Your Theatre, Inc.'s 72nd season.
The cast includes Lucy Bly, Stephanie LeBlanc, and James Sanguinetti of New Bedford, Michele DeMary and Margo Ruggiero of Fairhaven and Sabrina Guilbeault of Dartmouth. The production is stage managed by Mellanie Crowther of Fairhaven, Lighting design by Lawrence R. Houbre, Jr. of New Bedford with sound design by William Smith of Dartmouth.
A Powerful Story Of Survival
Just before the outbreak of the Second World War, Britain took in over 10,000 mostly Jewish refugee children from Europe. The rescue effort was known as Kindertransport. Separated from their families and fostered out to British homes, most of the children never saw their parents again.
Diane Samuels’ extraordinary play is about this emergency immigration and its effect over time on generations. Based on real accounts, centering on the experience of one child, Eva, Kindertransport tells a powerful story of survival.
It begins in 1938 when 9-year-old Eva is helped to pack her case by her mother Helga in Hamburg. Nearly fifty years later, Faith discovers a box of papers and photos in her mother Evelyn's attic and wants to know the truth about who this Eva actually is.
Diane Samuels' play traces the way memory, remembered and forgotten, deeply affects the present. As such, Kindertransport is a story that transcends time and remains particularly relevant today. Aside from its political and historical context, at its core, the play is centered on a universal human experience, the inevitable separation between a child and parent.
Your Theatre, Inc. is grateful to our 72th Season Sponsor, Bank5, for their seventh year of strong support for the arts as well as The Jewish Federation of Greater New Bedford and Bay Coast Bank as production supporters.
The play opens on March 14, 2019 and runs for two Thursdays through Sundays. Performance dates are March 14, 15, 16, 17 and 21, 22, 23, 24, 2019. Curtain time is 7:30 PM for all performances except the 2:30 p.m. Sunday matinees. Performances are held at the wheelchair accessible Your Theatre, Inc. Playhouse located at 136 Rivet St. (corner of County St.), New Bedford, at St. Martin's Episcopal Church complex. Free off-street parking entrance is on County Street.
Tickets are $18 general admission, $13 for season subscribers (three show minimum), and $15 for senior citizens, students, and military personnel. For further information call Your Theatre, Inc. at 508-993-0772, or send an email to email@example.com. The theatre’s web site is www.yourtheatre.org.This press release is about Kindertransport