Last week the South West based theatre company, Moondog Productions brought their production of And Then They Came for Me: Remembering the World of Anne Frank to The Mission Theatre.
Moondog Productions was set up by June Trask, who had previously created a production of the show when she was a teacher at a high school in California. Trask was asked by Eva Schloss to revive the production for a tour around the South West. Feeling concerned about the current political climates in Europe and the US, Trask felt compelled to use this production as a means to fight back for decency and acceptance.
Using multi-media and a small, yet strong, cast this production brings to life the heart-wrenching true stories of Eva Geiringer Schloss, a Holocaust survivor and the late Anne Frank’s step-sister, and Ed Silverberg, Anne Frank’s first boyfriend. Real interviews from Schloss and Silverberg are projected throughout the production, which informs the scenes portrayed by the actors. The cast performs these real life characters with depth, understanding and passion - a testament to Trask’s direction. Despite the multi-media aspect, the set is kept simple allowing for the themes this piece portrays to be at the forefront for the audience.
A truly remarkable piece of theatre, which we at The Mission were proud to have hosted.
Moondog Productions are currently available for productions at schools and community groups across the South West. For more information, or to make a booking, contact June Trask via their website: https://moondogproductions.co.uk/contact-us/ or call 07875 066 436.