In 1997, Georgia Ensemble Theatre began producing a school tour of the drama And Then They Came for Me: Remembering the World of Anne Frank.
To celebrate the show’s 20th anniversary, the Roswell company will hold a single public performance of it at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 19. Artistic director Robert Farley will moderate a discussion afterward with special guest Eva Schloss, who’s traveling from London for the event. Schloss, who knew Anne, will also sign copies of her book Eva’s Story.
And Then They Came for Me, directed by Erin Bushko Smith, is a multimedia theater piece that tells the story of Anne’s teenage friends Ed (Hello) Silverberg and Eva Geiringer Schloss, now 87. The show has been compared to a historic newsreel brought to life: Four actors play multiple characters, while Schloss and Silverberg, who died in 2015 at age 89, tell their stories via videotape.
Anne would also be 87 today.
To date, GET’s production has been seen by more than 500,000 middle and high school students in the Southeast.
Tickets are $10 (or 10 for $80). Details, tickets HERE or at 770.641.1260, Ext. 236. GET performs at the Roswell Cultural Arts Center, 950 Forrest St.