Hana's Suitcase

Hana’s Suitcase by Emil Sher
Based on the book Hana’s Suitcase by Karen Levine
Published by Second Story Press
Produced by Young People’s Theatre, Toronto, Canada
Directed by Allen MacInnis
Presented in part by Friends of Hana’s Suitcase, a community effort led by The Sheri and Les Biller Family Foundation.

It is March, 2000. A child’s suitcase arrives from Auschwitz at the tiny Holocaust Education Centre in Tokyo. Painted on the side are a name, Hana Brady, 1931, and the word “Waisenkind” (orphan). Spurred on by the children at the Centre, the curator Fumiko Ishioka, embarks on a relentless search from Tokyo to Prague to Toronto to uncover the story of Hana and her fate. In this inventive, multi-media staging of a true story, we see the Centre’s students discover a tale of family love and tragedy; and through their learning about this shameful chapter in history, find a key to tolerance and hope for the future.

This historical tale will appeal to audiences of A Single Shard and The Edge of Peace.

ASL Interpreted Dates:
Public - February 6, 2:00pm
Schools - February 4, 10:30am

Age Recommendation: For Ages 10+

Discussion Topics: Forgiveness, Empathy, History

Running Time: Approximately 90 minutes with an intermission

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