Taking place in 1943, at the height of World War II, Number the Stars follows the acts of Copenhagen citizens trying to rescue their Jewish neighbors from the searching eyes of Nazi patrols. Around this time, the Nazi party eagerly closed all Jewish owned shops and began sending Jews to the deadly concentration camps. Focusing on 10 year old Annemarie Johansen, who joins with her family to protect her best friend, Ellen Rosen, the play tells of the pain, sacrifice, and redemption that befell so many Europeans, young and old, during this time.
Originally written by Lois Lowry (author of The Giver), the book won the celebrated Newbury Medal in 1990 before Dr. Douglas W. Larche adapted it for the theater.
The show will play twice on Sunday, February the 19th at 2pm and 5pm, at the Bomhard Theater inside the Kentucky Center. Tickets are $12.75, contact The Kentucky Center Box Office at 502.584.7777, 800.775.7777, 502.562.0730 (TTY), or online at www.KentuckyCenter.org. Due to content, this play might not be suitable for children under 9 years old.
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