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WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass., April 18, 2017—Psychologist and playwright Henry “Hank” Greenspan will perform his play Remnants at Williams College at 7:30 p.m. Monday, April 24, in the ’62 Center CenterStage. Tickets to this event are free but required. Reserve by calling the ’62 Center Box Office at 413-597-2425, Tuesday through Saturday, 1-5 p.m., or book online. Tickets will also be available at the door.
Greenspan’s award-winning play was first produced for radio in 1992 and is based on 20 years of the playwright’s conversations with Holocaust survivors. His performance recreates moments in which survivors reflect not only on the destruction of the Holocaust, but also on their lives in its aftermath. Remnants has been presented at more than 100 venues throughout the U.S. and Canada as well as in Britain, Israel, the Czech Republic, and at the Magdeburg attic theatre in the former Theresienstadt concentration camp–a space used for performances during the Holocaust itself.
The performance is followed by a discussion between the playwright and audience. Greenspan teaches in University of Michigan’s Social Theory and Practice program and he holds a B.A. and M.Ed. from Harvard University and his Ph.D. from Brandeis University.
A lecturer, a psychologist, an oral historian, a playwright, and an author, Greenspan has been writing and teaching about the Holocaust for almost three decades and has written On Listening to Holocaust Survivors: Recounting and Life History, and, with Agi Rubin, Reflections: Auschwitz, Memory, and a Life Recreated.
The Jewish Studies program is sponsoring this event.
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