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'Number the Stars' Opens at Clackamas Community College
OREGON CITY – Clackamas Community College's Theatre Department will present a tender and intense adaptation of Lois Lowry's novel "Number the Stars" as the spring main stage production.
The setting is World War II during the Nazi occupation of Denmark. Two brave, young women, Annemarie and Kristi Johansen, face soldiers, interrogation, fierce dogs and the loss of loved ones as they help their Jewish friends escape across the sea to Sweden. Based on the true story of Danish fishermen who saved their Jewish population during the Holocaust, author Lois Lowry's award-winning book has been given dramatic life in this uplifting testament to the power of community forces of good pitted against great evil.
Directed by Artistic Director James Eikrem, "Number the Stars" features a dynamic ensemble of CCC students and community members, with scenic and lighting design by Chris Whitten and costumes by Abby Vaughan.
"Number the Stars" runs May 18-29, Wednesdays and Fridays at 10 a.m., Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 2:30 p.m. in the Niemeyer Osterman Theatre, 19600 Molalla Ave., Oregon City.
Tickets are $15 for adults, $13 for seniors (62+) and $6 for students (free for CCC students). Tickets are discounted by $1 if you purchase online. For reservations, visit www.clackamas.edu/theatre or call 503-594-3153. Masks are recommended, but not required.
Please note: This play uses swastikas, historical visual symbols from the German occupation of Denmark during World War II. Soldiers are depicted carrying firearms, which are non-functioning toy replicas. In Act II, scene 2 a character is slapped.