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.

Charlotte Martin Theatre

Age Recommendation
For Ages 10+


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“a powerful tale of the holocaust”

the seattle times


Cast / Creative

Tracey Ferencz

Marketa Brady/Ludmila

Thomas Hauff

Kurt Kotouc

Jeff Ho


Jeff Miller

Karel Brady

Noah Spitzer

George Brady

Caroline Toal


Lisa Truong


Jennifer Villeverde


Production Team

Allen MacInnis Director

Kate Sandeson Stage Manager

Ashley Ireland Assistant Stage Manager

Teresa Przybylski Scenic & Costume Designer

Andrea Lundy Original Lighting Designer

Jason Hand Associate Designer

John Gzowski Sound Designer

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Discussion Topics: Forgiveness, Empathy, History

Running Time: Approximately 90 minutes with an intermission