Monday, 13 May, 2013

We are pleased to announce that,  tickets have been released for the play Etty, which will be held on Wednesday 22 May 2013 from 5.30 - 8pm, at the Institute of Education’s (IOE) Centre for Holocaust Education at the University of London. 

American author and performer Susan Stein will be performing Etty a one woman play based on the diaries and letters of Etty Hillesum, a young Dutch woman who perished during the Holocaust.  After the performance, Susan will be leading a question and answer session about the play itself and Etty Hillesum's life.  Susan will be returning to the UK early in 2014 and those who have seen the performance may be interested in hosting Etty as part of their Holocaust Memorial Day activities.

The play has been performed in the US and UK in educational, faith library and prison environments.  Upon viewing Etty with his students, Rist Bonneford, Headmaster at Kent Hills School, said,

It has been a long time since I have seen a play that provides such powerful and challenging insights into how a person can come to terms with our human capacity for good and evil.  Using a set that consists of a suitcase and a chair, Ms Stein eloquently evokes Etty's circumstances and moral dilemmas.  While the play addresses one of the saddest chapters in history, it also affirms Etty's life and enduring importance and portrays her as a three-dimensional character with a sense of humour and perspective.

The performance will begin at 6pm with a wine and nibbles reception beginning at 5.30pm.  This is a free event however places are limited. If you wish to attend, please email Shazia Syed with your name and place of work. 

To read more about the play and to view other testimonials, visit the Etty Play website.

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