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Old Gem presents Holocaust play, begins Feb. 28

Left to right, top to bottom: Justine Bergevin, Tom Monn, Rebecca Rivard, Stephanie Lustig, Hannah Oman, Sally Bodlovick, Amy Lippman, Olivia Kammerer. Submitted photo.

NEW RICHMOND -- The Old Gem Theater is presenting the World War II play, "I Never Saw Another Butterfly" at 10 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 28 and Friday, March 1, 7 p.m. Saturday, March 2, and 2 p.m. Sunday, March 3.

During World War II, the Gestapo used Terezín, as a ghetto for concentrating European Jews. Fifteen thousand children under the age of fifteen passed through the Terezin but fewer than 100 survived.

"I Never Saw Another Butterfly" is based on poems and pictures that were

created by the children of Terezin. The play tells the story of one of the

few survivors, Raja Englanderova, a young teacher who gave hope to children

when there was little reason for hope.

The following Old Gem Youth Ensemble members play main roles: Amy Lippman,

Sally Bodlovick, Stephanie Lustig, Rebecca Rivard and Hannah Oman of

Somerset and Olivia Kammerer of New Richmond. Old Gem Professional Company

members, Tom Monn of Woodbury and Justine Bergevin of St. Paul are also


Call 715-246-3285 or 800-886-8035 for ticket reservations or more

information. For upcoming attractions and information about classes visit

Old Gem.

Tickets: adults $11; kids and seniors $9.

The Old Gem is located at 116 South Knowles Ave. in New Richmond.