May 3, 4, 5

I Never Saw Another Butterfly

A beautiful and moving one-act play based on the poetry created in a concentration camp by the Jewish children of Prague. Over 15,000 Jewish children passed through Terezin, and only a hundred were still alive when Terezin was liberated at the end of the war. One of the survivors, Raja, tells the story of the children. It’s her play and it’s theirs.

There were no butterflies at Terezin, of course, but for the children, butterflies became a symbol of defiance, making it possible for them to live on while waiting to be transported.

Schools, libraries, community centers, museums, elder care facilities – read more about hosting a performance in your space.

Public shows May 3, 4, 5

  • Friday, May 3 7:00 pm -8:30 pm
  • Saturday, May 4
    • 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
    • 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
  • Sunday, May 5
    • 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
    • 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Church in the City
2648 N Hackett Ave
Milwaukee, WI 53211

Touring show week of May 6

Locations in Milwaukee TBD

    Directed by Harmonie Baker
    Costume design and build Laura Hughes and Sharon Sohner
    Set design and build Jackson McCoy
    Prop design and build Julia Teeguarden
    Stage manager Rebecca Mitchell
    Sound design Dima Pochtarev
    Light design Jen Letscher

    Playwright Celeste Raspanti
    I Never Saw Another Butterfly and The Terezin Promise

    Run time 70 minutes (includes student talkback)
    Appropriate for ages 10+

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