WWII-Era Drama ‘Kindertransport’ Opens at Clackamas Community College

Clackamas Community College’s Theatre Department will present the gripping drama of survival Kindertransport as its main stage production this spring.

Just before the outbreak of World War II, Britain took in over 10,000 children from Europe — most of them Jewish refugees. The rescue effort was known as “Kindertransport.” Separated from their families and fostered out to British homes, most of the children never saw their parents again.

Diane Samuels’ extraordinary play is about this emergency immigration and its effect over time on generations. Based on real accounts, centering on the experience of one child, Eva, Kindertransport tells a powerful story of survival.

Directed by Jayne Stevens, Kindertransport features a dynamic ensemble of Clackamas Community College students, with scenic and lighting design by Chris Whitten, and costumes by Allie Schluchter.

Kindertransport runs May 24 through June 4, Wednesdays through Fridays at 10 a.m. and Saturdays 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 and older) and free for students. Tickets are discounted by $1 if you purchase online. Visit www.clackamas.edu/theatre or call 503-594-3153 for reservations.

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