X Theatre Double Feature: I Never Saw Another Butterfly and An Original Work by Mathew Connell

  • Posted: May 12, 2017
  • By: Destination Hilliard
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Date(s) - 05/12/2017 - 05/13/2017
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm


X-Theatre Double Feature
Performance Dates: May 12 and 13 at 6:00 and 8:00
Venue: X-Theatre

I Never Saw Another Butterfly
By: Celeste Raspanti

Based upon a true story, the play follows Raja Englanderova’s experience as a young girl living in the Jewish ghetto of Terezin during the Holocaust. During this time of despair, there is a small beacon of hope for all of the children trapped in Terezin. Her name is Irena Synkova, and she has dedicated her life to being a teacher for the children. She encourages them to creatively express their feelings through drawings and poems. The real-life compilation of the artwork from the children of Terezin is featured in the book …I never saw another butterfly…, edited by Hana Volavková. Meanwhile, Raja also befriends a young man living in the ghetto, Honza. Their friendship blooms despite the danger of the Nazis discovering their relationship. Together they unite the segregated boys’ and girls’ houses, in the form of a secret newspaper. Although Raja’s story is permeated with loss and aguish, it is also infused with love and hope. Journey with Raja as she learns the only way to survive is through the companionship forged out of this shared experience.

An Original work by Matthew Connell
By: Matthew Connell

What is it? We don’t know! Its a mystery!