Sat16Dec20231:00 pmCurtis Hall & Arboretum
"Winter Wonderland" Children's Concerts
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Hidden is a musical theater piece based on the true story of Ruth Kapp Hartz, who as a young Jewish girl was hidden in Southern France during World War II. Forced to change her name to Renée in order to conceal being Jewish, Ruth and her family rely on the kindness of strangers in a small French village. From a secret apartment to a basement hideout and then to a Catholic orphanage in a convent, Renée must hide her true identity and learn to survive through a series of harrowing events. Dealing with themes of identity, allies, antisemitism, fascism, resilience and resistance, this musical will resonate with audiences today.
The world premiere performances were May 20 & 21 at Abington Friends School, including the entire script and all of the songs, with professional quality actors/singers, video elements, and live musicians. Appropriate for audiences middle school to adults. Some of the proceeds from ticket sales benefit Yad Vashem, the World Holocaust Remembrance Center. The Righteous Among the Nations, honored by Yad Vashem, are non-Jews who took great risks to save Jews during the Holocaust. Several people in Ruth’s story have been honored by Yad Vashem, including the Fedous and the Valats as well as the entire town of Arthès, for protecting their Jewish neighbors at a time when hostility and indifference prevailed.
You can see the livestream of the musical as a video link: