‘Number the Stars’ Opens at Clackamas Community College

Clackamas Community College’s Theatre Department will present a tender and intense adaptation of Lois Lowry’s novel Number the Stars as the spring main stage production.

The setting is World War II during the Nazi occupation of Denmark. Two brave, young women, Annemarie and Kristi Johansen, face soldiers, interrogation, fierce dogs and the loss of loved ones as they help their Jewish friends escape across the sea to Sweden.

Based on the true story of Danish fishermen who saved their Jewish population during the Holocaust, author Lois Lowry’s award-winning book has been given dramatic life in this uplifting testament to the power of community forces of good pitted against great evil.

Directed by Artistic Director James Eikrem, Number the Stars features a dynamic ensemble of CCC students and community members, with scenic and lighting design by Chris Whitten and costumes by Abby Vaughan.

Number the Stars runs May 18-29, Wednesdays and Fridays at 10 a.m., Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 2:30 p.m. in the Niemeyer Osterman Theatre, 19600 Molalla Avenue in Oregon City.

Tickets are $15 for adults, $13 for seniors (62-plus) and $6 for students (free for CCC students). Tickets are discounted by $1 if you purchase online. For reservations, visit www.clackamas.edu/theatre or call 503-594-3153. Masks are recommended, but not required.

Attendees are asked to please note this play’s content includes swastikas, which are historically accurate to the German occupation of Denmark during World War II. Soldiers are depicted carrying firearms, which are non-functioning toy replicas. Finally, in the second scene of Act II, a character is slapped.

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