Sweet Briar’s Performing Arts Division and the Sweet Briar Theatre next week will present Tony Kushner’s translation of “Brundibár,” the opera that originally was performed by Jewish children in Nazi-occupied Czechoslovakia.
Sen. and Mrs. Elliot and Rosel Schewel are underwriting the production. In return, they asked that the show be marketed to young audiences in the area.
“It’s a Holocaust story and that’s one of the reasons [we’re supporting it],” Rosel Schewel said in a news release, noting she and her husband are most interested in making sure that what happened during World War II is not forgotten.
The opera will be performed at 7:30 p.m. April 3 through 5 and 2:30 p.m. April 6 in Murchison Lane Auditorium at the Babcock Fine Arts Center.
Admission for non-SBC patrons is $10 for adults, $7 for seniors, $5 for students and free for children younger than 12.