The Theatre at Raritan Valley Community College (RVCC) in Branchburg will present Monkey Baa’s production of "Hitler’s Daughter," Friday, April 12, at 7 p.m. The performance is part of the Theatre’s Family Series and is recommended for ages 10 and older. Tickets cost $20 and $25.
Based on a novel by Jackie French, "Hitler’s Daughter" tells the story of four children: Mark, Ben, Anna and Tracey. The four children wait for the school bus and decide to play a game of storytelling. Anna begins to tell the tale of Heidi, daughter of the most hated man in history. The play switches between 1940s Nazi Germany and contemporary Australia as one of the friends, Mark, becomes engrossed in Anna’s story.
Could Heidi have stopped the atrocities of genocide, war and hate her father raged on the world during World War II? Would Mark have acted differently in her place? "Hitler’s Daughter" poses powerful questions about a frightening period in history, and examines moral issues in relation to society's fears and prejudices in a fresh, compelling light.
To purchase tickets or for additional information, contact the Box Office, 908-725-3420, or order online at www.rvccArts.org. Senior citizen, student and group discounts are also available for a variety of performances.
Hitler’s Daughter also will be presented Friday, April 12, at 11 a.m. as part of the Theatre’s School-Time Performances series. Following the performance, which is open to the general public, RVCC’s Institute for Holocaust and Genocide Studies will present a panel featuring children of Holocaust survivors. The speakers, who are also local teachers, are very knowledgeable about the educational curriculum focusing on the Holocaust and genocide studies. Those in attendance will be able to ask questions about the play and issues of responsibility surrounding the Holocaust and other genocides.
For information about the 11 a.m. performance and discussion, or to purchase tickets at $9 each, contact Cristina Lankay, 908-526-1200, ext. 8267.
RVCC’s main campus is located at 118 Lamington Road in Branchburg, NJ. For further information, visit www.raritanval.edu.