TTU to host play about Holocaust survivors April 25

Posted by Lori Shull - Monday, April 01 2013
lshull@tntech.edu

 

thumb Greenspan2Playwright Henry Greenspan will come to Tennessee Tech University to present his one-man play that has been called “Holocaust theater at its best” April 25.

Greenspan, a psychologist from the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, has worked with Holocaust survivors, preserving their stories and talking to them, for almost 30 years. He will present “REMNANTS” to TTU students and the Cookeville community at 7 p.m. in the Backdoor Playhouse.

The play explores the experience of living after the Holocaust. It was produced for National Public Radio and Greenspan has presented it more than 100 times across the U.S. and internationally.

Greenspan is author of “On Listening to Holocaust Survivors: Recounting and Life History,” and “Reflections: Auschwitz, Memory and a Life Recreated,” which was co-written with Agi Rubin.

A film version of the play and background reflections about its development and Greenspan’s conversations with Holocaust survivors is in the works, though no filming dates have been announced.

Sponsored by TTU’s Center Stage, the show is free and open to the public. The Backdoor Playhouse is in the Jere Whitson Memorial building on TTU’s quadrangle.