UMD Tackling Tough Issues in 'New' Play

Updated: October 09, 2018 09:55 AM

An award-winning documentary play, first performed on the University of Minnesota Duluth stage 20 years ago. It was re-imagined 10 years after its debut. This year, it's undergone another 'imagining' in an attempt to relate to current issues.

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'Dear Finder 2018' is a story about the Holocaust and how people in society continue to struggle with the lessons and legacies of it.

Reese Britt, an actor in the production, says Director Tom Isbell took the original story and added parts that speaks about the history of the play itself.

"One thing that we've all found is that we all know facts about the Holocaust," actor Leah Walk says, "but the thing about this play is it's more visceral and we all get to... tell the stories of some of the survivors or people that were involved in it."

Britts and Walk play multiple roles throughout the show including narrators, depictions of nazi characters, and survivors. 

Shows run October 11 - 13 and October 17 - 20 at 7:30 p.m. There is also a matinee on October 13.

Tickets are $21 for adults, $16 for seniors and UMD Faculty, $10 for students and $8 for UMD students.

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