Five Things to know about ‘And Then They Came For Me’
October 10, 2006
1. The plot: An unforgettable play by James Still about his conversations with Eva Schloss and Ed Silverberg, two of Anne Frank’s teenage friends from Amsterdam who managed to survive the Holocaust. With gripping poignancy, this story is told through live performance that is sometimes happening simultaneously with slide footage and tape-recorded segments of the actual interviews with Eva and Ed and scenes from Nazi-occupied Europe.
2. “And They Came For Me” plays through Oct. 15; Thursdays at 7 p.m., Friday and Saturdays at 8 p.m., Sundays at 2 p.m. at the Nevada Theatre, 401 Broad St. in Nevada City.
3. Thursday and Sunday tickets cost $24 for adults, $11 for children, $19 for students, $22 for seniors. Friday and Saturday, $26 for adults, $14 for children, $22 for students, $24 for seniors.
4. For tickets call the box office at 530-265-8587 or go online at http://www.foothilltheatre.org
5. What the actual Eva and Ed had to say about this play:
Eva Schloss: “After the war, when my mother and I returned to Amsterdam, I found it very hard to accept that my father and brother were never to come back. From that moment I have had a special dream. It was that our family, which had so cruelly been destroyed, would be reunited again, even if were only in a film, or on the stage.”-1999.
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Ed Silverberg: “‘And then They Came For Me’ has given me the opportunity, after 50 years of relative silence, to reflect on and to speak about my experience as a young boy during Hitler’s Holocaust years. In 1942, at the age of 16, I befriended Anne Frank for a few short weeks before she and her family went into hiding. For me she has come to represent the many school friends and childhood playmates who perished at the hands of the Nazis. It is my hope that the publication of this moving play will enable an ever-growing audience the world over to carry on the memory of Anne Frank. It is, after all, the next generation that must keep alive the knowledge of this dark episode in human history, so that it may never be repeated…” 1999.