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Big Brum Youth Theatre presents

One Hundred Thousand Whys  Main House

by Ceri Townsend

7 - 8 July 2005 at 7.30pm (Matinee 8th at 1.00pm)

This is a story of survival.

Amidst the destruction and adult despair of the Second World War, a group of children in the Warsaw Ghetto play their way through some of the harshest conditions in human history. They are hungry and afraid, but through their imaginative games they overcome the penetrating cold and the emptiness in their bellies.

In their drive to live what they hunger for most is understanding: even the saddest events become the source of daring questions, explorations and new learning: Are there such things as angels? Why is the sun round? Where are all the answers? In the ghetto where schooling is prohibited, to learn is to resist, to play is to protest. In this way, Henryk, Lidka, Josek, Mendel, Halina, Nina and Estera, play to survive, constructing themselves a different reality from the tortured world that surrounds them.

Tickets: 5.00 (2.50 concessions)

This production is presented by Big Brum Youth Theatreto commemorate the 60th anniversary of the end of the Second World War.

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