Casting Announced for And a Child Shall Lead; Laura Luc Directs
By Andrew Gans
The New York City premiere of Michael Slade's coming-of-age drama And a Child Shall Lead will run Oct. 24-27 at HERE Arts Center.
Directed by Laura Luc, the cast will feature Ethan Itzkow as Miroslav Weiss, Lilly Wilton as Eva Hellerova, Ryan Jones as Pavel Hoffman, Rebecca Kurnellas as Gabriela Winterova, Evan Smolin (Godspell 2032) as Martin Lowy, Caroline Rosenblum (Impressionism) as Alena Lederova, Alex Dreier (Billy Elliot) as Erik Kosek and Mia Sinclair Jenness as Jana Hellerova with Raquel Wallace and Livi Perrone as Swings.
"Thirty miles outside Prague lies the city of Terezín, a Nazi-described 'Jewish ghetto' and makeshift way station for millions of people awaiting transfer to death camps," according to production notes. "Despite the risk of being killed, a group of children are able to use their determination and creativity to build lives filled with hope and beauty." The play, which incorporates poems and other writings recovered from Terezín concentration camp after the war, "explores the strength, optimism and extraordinary resilience at the core of the human spirit."
The production also features scenic design by Alexander Woodward, lighting design by Aaron Porter, costumes by Abbey Steere and sound design by Marisa J. Barnes.
The Mainstage Theatre at HERE Arts Center is located at 145 6th Avenue. To purchase tickets, call (212) 352-3101 or visit ChildShallLead.com.
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