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Kindertransport – Play Reading at Wallis Annenberg Nov. 11th

Kindertransport Wallis Annenberg Beverly HillsAcclaimed actresses Jane Kaczmarek (“Malcolm in the Middle”) and Kate Burton (“Gray’s Anatomy”) star in a staged reading of the riveting drama Kindertransport by Diane Samuels presented by the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts in conjunction with producers Patty Glaser, Paula Holt, Perla Karney and Karen Winnick on Sunday, November 11, 2018, 2 pm, in the Bram Goldsmith Theater at The Wallis. Directed by Deborah Lavine, the “moving, thought-provoking play,” (Variety) inspired by one of the lesser known but most moving stories of the Holocaust, explores the life of a child saved during the Kindertransport, the British humanitarian effort that rescued nearly 10,000 Jewish children prior to World War II. The performance celebrates the 80th Anniversary of the Kindertransport and a portion of proceeds will benefit the Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust.

Diane Samuels’ play, set in the attic of a suburban London home in the 1980s, delves into three generations of women whose lives were greatly impacted by events preceding World War II. Although fictional, the work is based on real-life accounts from those actually involved with the Kindertransport. At the same time as Nazi anti-Semitism was on the rise, thousands of German and Austrian Jewish children were transported to foster families in England. However, the psychological impact of their move affected the children long into adulthood. Intertwining fact and fiction, past and present, Kindertransport delves into the life of one survivor. Hailed as a “moving, thought-provoking play,” (Variety), it was premiered in London in 1993.

November 11, 2018 at 2pm at Wallis Annenberg in Beverly Hills.  Buy Tickets and More Information.

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