I Never Saw Another Butterfly

Presented By: Des Moines Young Artists' Theatre

Feb 9–18, 2018
Stoner Studio Theater

Ticket Information

Show Date Show Time On Sale
Fri, Feb 9, 2018 7:30 PM Buy Now
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Show Details

Running Time: 2 hours

Over 15,000 Jewish children passed through Terezin, and only about a hundred were still alive when Terezin was liberated at the end of the war. One of the survivors, Raja, having lived through it all, teaching the children when there was nothing to teach with, helping to give them hope when there was little enough reason for hope, creating a little world of laughter, of flowers and butterflies behind the barbed wire, tells the true 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 and play happily while waiting to be transported.

Join DMYAT for this true story of hope in one of our world's darkest hours.

By Celeste Raspanti

Please note: only children age 5 and over with tickets will be allowed into the theater for this production.