Henry Greenspan, a psychologist and playwright at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor who has been writing and teaching about the Holocaust for almost three decades, will perform his play REMNANTS in the Backdoor Playhouse Thursday at 7 p.m.
The play is based on two decades of his conversations with Holocaust survivors. The piece was originally produced for radio and broadcast on NPR stations across the United States. As a stage play, Greenspan has performed REMNANTS as a one-man presentation at more than a hundred venues throughout the U.S. and Canada, as well as in Britain, Israel, and the Czech Republic. The piece has won more than a dozen awards including the Attic Theater Center of Los Angeles New Plays Festival, the Henrico National Competition, the New Hope Performing Arts Festival, and numerous public radio awards. Recent stage venues have included the John Houseman Theater in New York, the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, and the Magdeburg Barracks Theatre in the former Theresienstadt camp, a space that was used for performances during the Holocaust itself.
This Centerstage event is free and open to the public.