SPARTA — Highland High School opens its 2012 drama season with one of the most widely produced new plays, “And Then They Came for Me; Remembering the World of Anne Frank.”
This unique theatrical experience is a multimedia play that combines videotaped interviews with Holocaust survivors Ed Silverberg and Eva Schloss with live actors recreating scenes from their lives during World War II. Ed was Anne Frank's first boyfriend, and she wrote about him in the beginning of her now-famous diary.
Eva Schloss was the same age as Anne Frank 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. Eva and her mother survived, and after the war her mother married Otto Frank (Anne’s father).
Part oral history, part dramatic action, part direct address, part remembrance, the ensemble-driven ”And Then They Came for Me” breaks new ground and has been acclaimed by audiences and critics in world-wide productions. The performance dates are Friday and Saturday, beginning at 7 p.m. Tickets may be purchased at the door of the new high school auditorium.
Published on February 27, 2012