Number the Stars

Author(s): Sean Hartley
A musical adaptation of Lois Lowry's novel about one of the most inspiring episodes in human history: the rescue of the Danish Jews during World War II. Annemarie Johansen is surprised when her best friend Ellen Rosen arrives in her apartment to spend the night. When two Nazi soldiers appear at the door looking for the Rosen family, Annemarie's parents pretend that Ellen is their own daughter. Annemarie comes to realize that all of the Jewish Danes are in terrible danger, and that it is up to their Christian neighbors to help them escape to neutral Sweden. Annemarie is to take the Rosens to Sweden in her boat.
Format: Musical
Cast Size:45 minutes

Snapshot

Original or Prominent Production:
2012, Spirit of Broadway Theater, Norwich, Connecticut.
Original Source Material: Based on the book Number the Stars by Lois Lowry.
Nationality of Author: U.S.
Original Language: English
Production Rights Holder:
Experience(s) Chronicled: Escape | Righteous Gentiles | Hiding

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