Introducing our Signature Series 2020 Production
Touring Sept. 28- Nov. 1, 2020
Little Bits of Light:
hope during the holocaust
When two young boys from different worlds meet inside Terezin, a concentration camp used for propaganda during WWII, they search for hope in the dark reality around them. The children invest themselves in poetry, drawing, and other forms of art to illuminate their lives, but an upcoming visit from the Red Cross triggers major changes within the camp. This unique and poignant play by Amanda Faye Martin weaves together historical events, a children’s opera called Brundibar, and a famous collection of poems and artwork from children inside the camp to remind us to must find moments of unity and always search for those little bits of light.
Recommended for grades 6 - adults
Run time: 75 minutes (including talkback)
About the company
The Hampstead Stage Company (HSC) was founded by Holocaust Survivor, Kati Preston, and her family over 35 years ago. HSC performs live theatrical adaptations of classic literature in all 48 contiguous states for thousands of students and their families each year. Not only does HSC strive to educate audiences, but also to make high-quality theatre accessible to everyone, regardless of socioeconomic background. Little Bits of Light: an adaptation of I Never Saw Another Butterfly is perhaps the most special production HSC has produced. Founder Kati Preston spends much of her time traveling to schools speaking about tolerance and sharing her experience with the Holocaust. She continues to fight against hate and promote love to future generations. HSC hopes to preserves Kati’s message through Little Bits of Light and to share this powerful story with audiences across the nation.
What is the SIGNATURE SERIES?
In 2016, we created a new touring series devoted to producing stories that spark conversation. These bold productions require bigger sets, technical elements, and casts compared to our fall, spring, and summer shows. Because of this, venue’s must have the following:
An indoor 20’ wide x 18’ deep x 10’ high area to be used as a stage
Easy access to an outlet/power source
Access to the stage TWO HOURS before audience arrives.