This Side of Eternity: The Story of Kristallnacht
Thursday, October 8th at the Terre Haute Brewing Company (401 S. 9th, Terre Haute)
Doors open at 5:30, Performance at 6:30
Sunday, November 11th at the United Hebrew Congregation Temple Israel (540 S. 6th, Terre Haute)
Doors open at 1:00, Performance at 2:00
Admission is $7 or $4 with a student ID. All ages are welcome, though, due to the play's references to the events leading up to World War 2 and the Holocaust, it may be best suited for those in and above middle school.
Summary of the play:
Germany, 1938. The Holocaust lies in the future but the Nazi propaganda machine is using peace-time to plant insidious seeds. Martin and Jozef find their life-long friendship tested when Hitler incites legal terrorism on his Jewish citizens. Can a Christian Nazi and his Jewish best friend hold their bond together or will they be swept into a conflict destined to consume the entire world?
In reflection of the 80th anniversary of this historic event, This Side of Eternity: The Story of Kristallnacht examines the nature of evil itself, the real human beings behind genocide, and asks if it’s possible to resist in the face of insurmountable odds. It explores the subtle roots of evil that are in place long before destructive choices occur and speaks to many issues dominating our current national discourse. Clear answers are hard to find but the heart of this play – two men who long to keep their deep bond as external forces seek to destroy it – challenges us to keep looking.