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I Never Saw Another Butterfly

Written by Celeste Raspanti

Directed by Kyla Surtees      1999

CAST:

Amy Dettling ..... ... Raja Englandrova        Chris Woods ....…...... Honza

Ian Kent ….............. Pavel                             Mareike Heyde …....... Irca

Hilary Benesh .....…Child 1                           Ariel Nyquist ….......... Child 2      

Erica Borgstrom … Child 3                           Matt Van Boeyen ….. Child 4

Vic Van Boeyn …... Rabbi                              Taryn Chisholm …..... Erika

Angela Saufert ….. Renka                             Shannon Conner …... Aunt Vera

Lorna Kent …......... Mother                           Alexander Gilmore … Father     

Nathalie Watwood … Irena Synkova  

 

CREW:

Meghan Jensen …................. Stage Manager         Kyla Surtees …... Set Design

Assistant Stage Manager … Greg Nyquist

Bob White .........................… Sound                        Brock Nyquist … Lights

Kyla & Meghan, Jerry Woods, Beth and Bowmar ….................... Set construction

Adam, Brian and Miles …..... Guards

Colin Baldwin of Executive Styles …. Hair

Craig Farish …...................................... the Butterfly Slides

SYNOPSIS:  World War 2. Over 15,000 Jewish children passed through Terezin Concentration Camp (Czechoslovakia), and only about a hundred were still alive when Terezin was liberated at the end of the war. One of the survivors, Raja, having lived through it all, teaching the children when there was nothing to teach with, helping to give them hope when there was little enough reason for hope, creating a little world of laughter, of flowers and butterflies behind the barbed wire, tells the true story of the children. It's her play and it's theirs. There were no butterflies at Terezin, of course, but for the children, butterflies became a symbol of defiance, making it possible for them to live on and play happily while waiting to be transported.