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While Childhood Slept
While Childhood Slept is a heart-wrenching original musical that follows the true story of the boys of Home Number One in the Nazi concentration camp, Terezin. The children create a secret republic within the camp, publishing their own magazine of art, poetry, and short stories called Vedem. A visit from The Red Cross presents the opportunity to disguise their magazine as a secret message and a means of escape. The production is a story of bravery, determination, and hope with a promise that we will never forget the past and will never allow history to repeat itself.
Originally announced as a full production, The Garden Theatre and the writers have decided that they will instead produce a staged reading/public workshop of the show. The reading will be performed September 2-4 at MATCH, and will conclude performances with a special free performance at Holocaust Museum Houston on September 7. Each performance will feature a talkback after the show where audience members will be able to ask questions about the show, its history, as well as offer valuable feedback. After these performances conclude, The Garden Theatre will then continue to develop the musical over the next year to bring a full production to Houston audiences in the 23-24 season.