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Number the stars

Relive the heroic story of a Jewish family’s flight to safety during the Holocaust in Sean Hartley’s adaptation of Lois Lowry’s Newbery award-winning novel. While set during World War II, many audiences find that its themes resonate with the contemporary new stories of refugees and racial discrimination around the world.

Written from a child’s perspective, the play begins when Ella surprises her best friend Annemarie by arriving unannounced to spend the night. Not long after, Nazi soldiers appear at the door looking for Ella’s family, and Annemarie’s family claim that Ella is their own daughter. Annemarie realizes that all Jewish Danes are in danger and their only hope is for their Christian neighbors to escort them to safety in nearby Sweden. Defying the law of the land, she steps up to help Ella’s family escape…but will they reach Sweden before it’s too late?

Number the stars
  • Times:  Thursday - Saturday 7:30 PM, Saturday and Sunday 2:00 PM
  • October 12, 2018 to October 21, 2018
  • Grand Rapids Civic Theatre