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.
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Show your Way to Heaven ticket for $5 entry to the Sydney Jewish Museum. Offer valid to 30 June 2010 and not available in conjunction with any other offer.
Preview 14 April
Season 16 April – May 8
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
Image credit Dreams are Like Water (detail) 2008, Polixeni Papapetrou (Stills Gallery)
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Thursday 22 April: Join us this Thursday for a special post show discussion with director Tanya Goldberg and writer Juana Salabert.
The discussion is free, open to everyone and supported by the Instituto Cervantes Sydney
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