Senior Class Reader's Theatre Drama
Based on the life of Irena Gut Opdyke, this is the incredibly uplifting true story of one of the most courageous and unsung heroines of World War II. Germany has occupied Poland and Irena, a young Catholic woman, is forced to work as head housekeeper for a very prominent Nazi major. When she finds out that the Jewish ghetto is about to be liquidated, Irena takes it upon herself to shelter twelve Jewish workers in the safest place she can find. Risking her own life, she conceals them in the midst of countless Nazi parties, a blackmail scheme, and even the birth of a child. You won't want to miss this story of hope and selflessness.
Lazar Hallar - RON DUNDON +
Fanka Silberman - DIXIE EDWARDS * +
Irena Gut Opdyke - ANNA HALSEY +
Ida Hallar - JANE HOLEWA +
Schultz - LOU IRWIN, JR.
The Visitor (Roman / Factory Worker / SS Officer) - MARK KUBE +
Mayor of Jerusalem (Pre-recorded voice over) - RICK MOLL +
Major Rugemer - ART NEMITZ +
Sturmbannfuhrer Rokita - BOB TERWILLIGER +
Helen / Rokita's Secretary - PATRICIA TERWILLIGER * +
*Denotes Civic Debut
+ Denotes Academy of Theatre Arts Student
Assistant Stage Manager - ELVIN E. EAST
Friday, April 25th at 2:00pm
Saturday, April 26th at 7:30pm
Sunday, April 27th at 2:00pm
The Carver Center Studio
426 South Park St.
Kalamazoo, MI 49007
All performances in the Carver Center Studio are general seating. We recommend arriving early. Doors open 30 minutes prior to each performance.
Available after 6pm in the Civic parking lot at the northeast corner of Lovell and Park Streets. There is additional parking behind the Carver Center. Street parking is available after 5pm.
Photos courtesy of Fred Western