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Yuba Charter presenting ‘Swing Kids’

“Swing Kids” is a play about adolescent confusion and rebellion, hope, courage, truth and compassion.

Yet “Swing Kids,” which will be presented Monday and Tuesday by Yuba River Charter School eighth-graders, is different from other coming-of-age stories.

That’s because the play is set during the Holocaust.

“Swing Kids” is based on a true story about teen-agers in Hamburg, Germany.

The teens’ rebellion against Hitler took the form of smuggling music of Jewish and African-American artists into Germany and then dressing like the swing musicians of Harlem and England. Some of the teens helped Jews escape Nazi Germany.

Admission is $5 for the performances. Both shows are at 7 p.m. at Building 2 of the school (13026 Bitney Springs Road).

Call Yuba River Charter School at 272-8078 for more information.

– Carol Feineman

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