February 8-17, 2019

Advance Tickets: Adult $15 | Senior/Student $13
Day of Show: $3 additional

Advance Tickets: Adult $15 | Senior/Student $13
Day of Show: $3 additional

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At the height of Hitler’s campaign to rid the world of Jews, children of the condemned arrive in Terezin, where they are assigned to a teacher, Raja, who watches over them until they are separated and sent to concentration camps. Raja survives to tell their story, a story that celebrates the human spirit and ability to uplift oneself, a story about children who bring light to the dark and love to a place surrounded by hate. (Drama)


During World War 2, over 15,000 Jewish children passed through Terezin, and only about one hundred were still alive when Tererzin was liberated at the end of the war. These few then went back to the scattered pieces of their lives, their homes and families.

One of the survivors, Raja, having lived through it all, teaching the children when there was nothing to teach with, helping to give them hope when there was little enough reason for hope, creating a little world of laughter, of flowers and butterflies behind the barbed wire, tells the true story of the children.

It’s her play and it’s theirs. There were no butterflies at Terezin, of course, but for the children, butterflies became a symbol of defiance, making it possible for them to live on and play happily while waiting to be transported.

This play is her story.

It is history as much as any play can be history, showing the best and the worst of which the human heart is capable.

By Celeste Raspanti

Directed by Judy Dove

Content: Appropriate for the entire family.


Renaissance Centre
405 S Brooks St
Wake Forest, NC 27587
Box Office: 919-435-9458
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Production Crew

Director: Judy Dove
Craig Johnson: Stage Manager
Alyssa Petrone: Lighting Designer
John Maruca: Sound Designer
Ketti Shum: Wake County Visiting Guest Artist Costume Designer
Gayle Jordan: Associate Costumer
Craig Johnson:Music Consultant
Bob Baird: Producer