2019-2020 Season

We Are Witnesses

The five diarists in this play did not survive the war. But their words did. Each diary reveals one voice, one teenager coping with the impossible. We see David Rubinowicz struggling against fear and terror. Yitzhak Rudashevski shows us how Jews clung to culture, to learning, and to hope, until there was no hope at all. Moshe Ze’ev Flinker is the voice of religion, constantly seeking answers from God for relentless tragedy. Eva Heyman demonstrates the unquenchable hunger for life that sustained her until the very last moment. And finally, Anne Frank reveals the largest truth they all left for us: Hitler could kill millions, but he could not destroy the human spirit. These stark accounts of how five young people faced the worst of human evil are a testament, and an inspiration, to the best of the human soul.

Directed by: Jennifer Yamashiro


Character Played by
David Rubinowicz Nathan White
Yitzhak Rudashevski Zakaeus Vertner
Moshe Ze’ev Flinker Noah Yamashiro
Eva Heyman Cassidy Vafi
Anne Frank Anika Hyatt
Folk Singer Amy Shapiro
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