By James Still. Translation by Barbara Mabee and Usch Kiausch.
Cast: 5m., 4w. (minimum 2m, 2w with doubling.) One of the most widely produced new plays of recent seasons. And Then They Came for Me is a unique theatrical experience: a multimedia play that weaves videotaped interviews with Holocaust survivors Ed Silverberg and Eva Schloss with live actors recreating scenes from their lives during World War II. Ed was Anne Frank's first boyfriend and she wrote about him in the beginning of her now-famous diary. Mr. Silverberg barely escaped the Nazis before going into hiding in Belgium for 26 months. Eva Schloss was the same age as Anne Frank and lived in the same apartment building in Amsterdam. Her family went into hiding the same day as the Frank family. And like the Frank family, they were also betrayed. On Eva's 15th birthday, her family was arrested by the Nazis and sent to concentration camps. Eva and her mother survived and after the war her mother married Otto Frank (Anne's father). Part oral history, part dramatic action, part direct address, part rememberance...the ensemble driven And Then They Came for Me breaks new ground and has been acclaimed by audiences and critics in productions across the United States. Leasing includes video that is part of the play. Area staging.