In Welcome to Terezin, it is June 1944, and the International Red Cross inspector is about to arrive. Join him for a special Cabaret Concert in Terezin or Theresienstadt, as the Germans call this fortress near Prague. The Nazis call it a “Paradise Ghetto”. It is where prominent Jewish actors, writers and composers are detained for their own protection. But what lies behind the facade? Meet movie star Kurt Gerron, who’s making a propaganda film about the camp; the dynamic swing duo from Holland, Johnny &Jones; and the Angel of Terezin herself, songwriter Ilse Weber. This powerful cabaret-style event features several of the original songs which were created and performed by the prisoners during World War Two. This play is appropriate for middle school and high school audiences.
About the Company: New Plays for Young Audiences
Based in the Program in Educational Theatre at New York University’s Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development, New Plays for Young Audiences is an annual summer play development series located in the historic Provincetown Playhouse. Founded in 1998 by Lowell and Nancy Swortzell, NYU’s prize-winning series has developed over 40 new plays written by leading playwrights for young audiences and families. These plays go on to receive both national and international recognition, publication and production.
Saturday, June 21 at 7:30pm
Sunday, June 22 at 3:00pm:
Theater: Provincetown Playhouse
Address: 133 MacDougal Street
New York, NY 10003
Cost:Tickets are $5 for adults and free for children, high school students.
Buy Tickets Online or Call: NYU Ticket Central at 212.352.3101
Philip Glassborow has dramatized several classic stories for BBC Radio. These include Peter Pan by J. M. Barrie, Christopher Himself (based on Prater Violet by Christopher Isherwood) starring David Suchet and Adam Godley, and The Gorey Details featuring Frank Langella. Philip’s television credits include Play Away, Shadows, and Jackanory Playhouse. Following a successful run at the Watermill Theatre in England, his musical The Great Big Radio Show was showcased in the prestigious off-Broadway series Musicals in Mufti at the York Theatre (NYC).