No Way Out
Carver Center Studio Series Drama
AN EXCITING NEW PROGRAM! The Carver Center Studio Series allows the Civic to expand upon its mission to produce a diverse spectrum of theatre of the highest quality. This series was designed to develop new, innovative, and emotionally compelling works within an intentionally intimate space in hopes of fostering a more thoughtful, empathetic and connected community.
No Way Out is the true story of the author's family which was geographically torn apart during World War II, where their only means of communicating with each other was through their letters. About 500 letters were later found and translated, chronicling the events taking place in Germany starting in the summer of 1938. No Way Out explores the family's struggle to survive the anti-Jewish laws and measures in Nazi Germany, while at the same time struggling to find legal ways to emigrate out of their homeland, which quickly becomes more and more oppressive. The play portrays the family's attempt to understand their circumstances amidst deception, confusion, and decisions made on very little information. Told through the reading of a collection of the letters, along with images projected onstage, No Way Out is a haunting reminder of our past and is not to be missed.
Stefan - BOB TERWILLIGER +
Frieda - MARTE COLE+
Gerda - KRISTA KATROVAS+
Margot - EMILY LANCASTER * +
Martin - KEVIN A.R. KING +
Erwin - KONNER METCALF+
Heinz - LARS J. LOOFBORO+
Gertrud - KATIE HOUSTON+
Nazi - RICK MOLL +
Nazi - GARY WILLOUGBY+
Nazi - R.J. SOULE+
Nazi - EVE VERONICA KROLL *
Asst. Stage Manager - JACKIE LAYER
Director - STEPHEN CARVER
Scenic Designer - MADELINE SCHNORR
Costume/Hair/Makeup Designer - EMILY WALSH
Lighting Designer- CATHERINE PRATT
Sound & Projection Designer - ANNMARIE MILLER
Properties Master - STACY BARTELL
Technical Director - PHILLIP A. MILLER
Stage Manager - DUSTI MORTON
Friday, February 16th at 7:30pm
Saturday, February 17th at 7:30pm (Post Show Creative Conversation)
Sunday, February 18th at 2:00pm
Friday, February 23rd at 7:30pm (ASL Interpreted Performance)
Saturday, February 24th at 7:30pm
Sunday, February 25th at 2:00pm
No Way Out deals directly with the horrors the Holocaust, the concentration camps, death and World War II and is best appreciated by prepared High Schoolers and Adults.
Why We Chose This Show
No Way Out uses the words and letters of a family who actually experienced and were affected by the anti-Jewish laws of Nazi Germany to connect to our modern audience in an effort to ensure that we never forget the dangers of intolerance and oppression.
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 Tanisha L. Pyron