NEW HAVEN – CLAL and Power Story Entertainment present the New England premiere of “Making Light in Terezin,” a documentary by filmmaker/playwright and Woodbridge native Richard Krevolin, on Sunday, June 2, 3 p.m. at Lyric Hall, 827 Whalley Avenue, in Westville. The filmtells the true story of how, in the darkest days of World War II, Jewish prisoners fought back against the Nazis…by singing, dancing and laughing.
The screening will be followed by a discussion with Krevolin, as well as a book signing of the film’s companion piece, Making Light in Terezin: The Show Helps Us Go On, co-written with Bethany native Nancy Cohen, who will also be on hand.
The 87-minute long documentary is the culmination of two years of work by Krevolin, who spent 10 days in 2011 living in the Terezin ghetto outside of Prague.
“First, I wanted to tell the story of the discovery of a Czech Cabaret that was created and performed only once in an attic ‘theater’ in Terezin in 1943. Second, I wanted to tell the story of survivors who still remain in Prague and how the cabaret helped them to endure. And thirdI wanted to tell my own story…how I initially questioned the value of being a comedy writer, but after going to Terezin and talking to the survivors I was transformed by the inherent value, power and unquestionable importance of comedy and the arts in people’s lives.”
Tickets are $12/each. Advance ticket purchase is advised. Tickets are available at: http://makinglightinterezinticketsales.yolasite.com/ or contact Nancy Cohen at MakingLightinTerezin@gmail.com.
For information about the documentary, visit MakingLightinTerezin.com.