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A Thing of Beauty

Based on a real character, the story of an Orthodox Jew who becomes an esteemed Catholic teacher and philosopher, and then, at an advanced age, joins the Carmelite Order of Nuns. The play deals with the agony of her decision to convert and the intense search for her by Nazi intelligence. Nineteen nuns are held hostage until she is captured and subsequently sent to Auschwitz.

No Fading Star

In a monastery in Germany in 1943, there is an underground hiding and transporting Jewish children. David, a Jewish child, wishes to return to the ghetto from which he has been saved so that he can complete his bar mitzvah and proclaim his Jewish identity. Instead Mother Franziska helps David complete his bar mitzvah in the convent just as the local Nazi commandant intrudes to arrest the nun. David, however, is able to escape.