By Juan Mayorga
14 April - 8 May 2010
1942. The heart of Europe. An orchestra performs in the village square. Two boys play with a spinning top. A young couple quarrel on a park bench. And a ramp rises from a deserted train station where the clock is frozen at six o’clock. An ordinary town goes about its ordinary day. People perform for their lives.
Way to Heaven ventures deep into the fracture between appearance, performance and the terrible reality of Theresienstadt—the concentration camp notoriously presented to the outside world as a model Jewish settlement.
From renowned Spanish playwright Juan Mayorga comes a searing examination of fear, control and the power of performance.
Co-presented by Ride On Theatre and Griffin Independent
Image: Dreams are Like Water (detail) 2008, Polixeni Papapetrou (Stills Gallery)
Translated by David Johnston
Director Tanya Goldberg
Set Designer Simone Romaniuk
Costume Designer Xanthe Heubel
Lighting Designer Verity Hampson
Producers Esti Regos, and Viv Rosman
for Performing Lines
Associate Producer Joanna Fishman
With Lexi Freiman, Nicholas Hope, Marko Jovanovic, Nathan Lovejoy, Terry Serio, Tami Sussman
Preview 14 April
Season 16 April – May 8
Monday – Saturday 7pm
Saturday Matinee 8 May 2pm
School Matinee 4 May 12:30 pm
Tanya Goldberg on Way To Heaven
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