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Art out of crisis: A play from the Jewish ghetto

  • Date and time: Sunday 16 June 2013, 3.00pm
  • Location: Black Box, Department of Theatre, Film and Television, University of York, Heslington East Campus
  • Admission: PLEASE NOTE: The first round of tickets for 16 June is already sold out, but additional tickets will be released around 1 June. We will also release tickets for a full dress performance of The Smoke of Home in the afternoon of Thursday, 13 June. Watch the TFTV Weekly Round-up for details.

Event details

Join us on Sunday, 16 June, for a UK premiere:The Smoke of Home, a one-act play written in the World War II Jewish ghetto at Theresienstadt. This Festival of Ideas event organized by Theatre, Film and Television lecturer Lisa Peschel features a pre-performance panel on societies in crisis that have responded with art, a performance of the play featuring student and professional actors, and a post-performance conversation with the daughter of the surviving author. The two young authors of the play dared to ask a question their fellow prisoners could not bear to face: if we survive, will we have a home to return to?


Lisa Peschel and Dorothy Elias