Wednesday, November 19
As someone who can't leave her cats for a three-day weekend without shedding a few tears and leaving comforting messages on the answering machine, we can't imagine putting children on a train bound for a country we've never visited, knowing we'd never see them again. But that's what thousands of parents did when Great Britain offered asylum to Nazi Germany's Jewish children, who were then adopted by British families. Echo Theatre puts one girl's face on this story in Kindertransport, which runs through November 22 at the Bath House Cultural Center, 521 E. Lawther Drive. The play reveals the past of a now-Englishwoman who fled Nazi Germany as a 7-year-old and the secret she hid for four decades. The play will be performed at 8 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays, plus 2 p.m. November 15. Tickets are $12 to $15 or pay-what-you-can on Wednesday. In addition, Thursday performances feature postshow talks, the November 15 matinee includes a free theater workshop for kids whose parents attend the show, and a screening of the documentary Into the Arms of Strangers: Stories of the Kindertransport will be held at 7:30 p.m. November 18. Call 214-904-0500.