Hanna’s Treasure Box [La Boite aux Trésors d’Hanna]


The story of a Sephardic family living in the north of Norway during the Nazi occupation of World War II. The family has hidden their Jewish identity for centuries since their ancestors were forced to leave Spain. They are warned to flee to safety in neutral Sweden through a miraculous series of events by their little daughter, Hanna. Hanna’s Treasure Box is the story of survival, against all odds, of a family faced with persecution, deportation, and death. The play traces anti-Semitism in Europe from the time of the Spanish Inquisition to the present. It ends with a declaration by Rachel, Hanna’s now adult daughter presenting the necessity of the survival of the nation of Israel as a Jewish homeland and refuge.
Format: Solo performance
Cast Size: 1F
Running time: 60 minutes


Original or Prominent Production: Produced in several cities in France; French adaptation, La Boite aux Trésors d’Hanna by Ardoine Clauzel, premiered in the South of France in August 2010. Produced in New York City, in a Broadway Theater Festival in 2012, and then in Paris in the Centre Rachi-Center for Jewish Culture and Art in 2015.
Nationality of Author:
Original Language: English
Production Rights Holder:

Martha Smith
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