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Letters to Sala

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The Georgetown Visitation Masqueraders present Letters to Sala November 22-24, 2019 Tickets Adults: $15 Students & Senior Citizens: $10 Adapted from the book Sala’s Gift by Ann Kirschner and based on a true account, Letters to Sala is a remarkable story of a young girl's survival during wartime Germany. Five years. Seven Nazi labor camps. Over 350 hidden letters. Sala Garncarz Kirschner kept her secret for over fifty years, concealing her incredibly painful history in a board game box. Letters to Sala draws from the emotional journeys that begin for both Ann and Sala when the letters resurface. As Ann processes her own reaction to her mother's story, her daughters, Caroline and Elisabeth, also realize for the first time the weight of their Jewish heritage. Simultaneously, Ann's study of the letters throws Sala into the past again. If Sala risked her life to hold onto them as a young woman imprisoned in a work camp, are they merely the emotionally rich relics of her past life? Or are they worthy and important historical documents that demand to be shared with the public? Three generations of Kirschner women must work together to sift through the past and come to terms with the true gravity of Sala's letters.

Venue:
Nolan Center for the Performing Arts
1524 35th Street, NW
Washington , DC
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Neptune Pringle III E-mail • 202-337-3350