February 28, 2006

Rochester Children’s Theatre (RCT) will present two public performances of James Still’s powerful award-winning play, And Then They Came for Me: Remembering the World of Anne Frank, on Saturday, March 18 and Sunday, March 19 at 2 p.m. at the Nazareth College Arts Center. RCT will also present five school performances for area middle and high-school students.

The live theatre/multi-media experience includes videotaped interviews with Holocaust survivors Ed Silverberg and Eva Schloss, along with live actors who recreate scenes from the two survivors’ lives during World War II. Ed was Anne Frank’s first boyfriend, and barely escaped the Nazis before going into hiding for more than two years. Eva and Anne were the same age, and lived in the same Amsterdam apartment building. The two friends’ families went into hiding on the same day, and both were betrayed. On Eva’s 15th birthday, her family was arrested by the Nazis and sent to concentration camps. Eva and her mother survived, and her mother eventually married Otto Frank, Anne’s father.