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Wednesday, September 25, 2013

UACCM THEATRE DEPARTMENT PRESENTS KINDERTRANSPORT

The Theatre Department at the University of Arkansas Community College at Morrilton announces its fall production titled “Kindertransport.” The cast will hold five performances of the play from Oct. 10-13.

After the violence of Kristallnacht (known as the Night of Broken Glass) against Jews across Germany and Austria, the British government authorized the massive transport of Jewish children (kinder) to Britain via ship and train to rescue them from the injustice and atrocities inflicted by Hitler and the Nazis. Between 1938 and 1939, over the course of nine months, 10,000 Jewish kinder were brought to safety—separating them from their parents and sparing them the horrors of the death camps where many of their family members were exterminated. The play, written by Diane Samuels, examines the life of one child over a 40-year period, and is based on interviews with many kinder.

This powerful drama will be presented Oct. 10 and 11 at 7:30 p.m., Oct. 12 at 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., and Oct. 13 at 2:30 p.m. at the UACCM Fine Arts Auditorium. Seating is limited for each performance. General admission tickets are $10 and are available at the Student Accounts window of the University Center lobby on the UACCM campus from 8:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. on weekdays. UACCM students and employees may obtain a ticket free of charge if they present a UACCM I.D. to the cashier. A small number of tickets may be available at the door before each performance on a first-come first-served basis.

The performance of “Kindertransport” contains some adult language and may not be suitable for children under 14 years of age. For more information about “Kindertransport,” contact Jim Harris at harris@uaccm.edu or call 501-977-2118.

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