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Performances - Theatre
 

The Mitzvah Project
Saturday, March 5, 7:30 pm
Historic Fifth Street School, 401 S. Fourth St., 702-229-ARTS


Admission $10 Advance/$15 door

Roger Grunwald presents The Mitzvah Project, a one-person play and lecture that examines one of the most astonishing stories of the Second World War.

The Mitzvah Project is a combination of theater, history lesson and conversation, currently on a national tour, in which actor, playwright and child of survivor, Roger Grunwald, explores one of the most shocking aspects of the Jewish experience during the Second World War. Through the story of Christoph Rosenberg, a German half-Jew, the one-person drama, created with director and co-author Annie McGreevey, reveals the surprising history of tens of thousands of German men known as “mischling”, the derogatory term the Nazis used to characterize those descended from one or two Jewish grandparents, who served in Hitler’s army. Grunwald’s post-play lecture delves deeper into the history that produced these mischling-soldiers; men who were the product of two centuries of German-Jewish assimilation, intermarriage, conversion and the striving of a people committed to calling the German Fatherland their home. After the lecture, Mr. Grunwald will lead a discussion with the audience. For more information, go to www.themitzvah.org

 


The Poets’ Corner
Friday, November 21 to Friday, August 21
West Las Vegas Arts Center; 947 West Lake Mead Blvd. Las Vegas, Nevada 89106


Free Admission

Keith Brantley hosts a forum for established poets and open mic participants featuring the best local poetry talent.

Friday Evenings
Sept. 19, 2014 7:30 p.m.
Oct. 17, 2014 7 p.m.
Nov. 21, 2014 7 p.m.
Dec. 19, 2014 7 p.m.
Jan. 16, 2015 7 p.m.
Feb. 20, 2015 7 p.m.
March 20, 2015 7 p.m.
April 17, 2015 7:30 p.m.
May 15, 2015 7:30 p.m.
June 19, 2015 7:30 p.m.
July 17, 2015 7:30 p.m.
Aug. 21, 2015 7:30 p.m.

 

Rainbow Company Youth Theatre Student Ensemble Audition (ages 10-17)
Saturday, August 22, 1 p.m.
Charleston Heights Arts Center, 800 S. Brush St., 702-229-6383.


No charge to audition; if accepted into the company there is a $50 annual fee.

Serious theatre students ages 10-17 are welcome to audition for this intensive program. The Ensemble meets on Tuesday evenings during the school year. Students take classes and participate in Rainbow Company productions, both backstage and on stage. For more information, call 702-229-6553.

 


The Utah Shakespeare Company Presents:
Hamlet
Saturday, January 30, 2016, 2 p.m.
Charleston Heights Arts Center, 800 S. Brush Street


Admission: Free and open to the public

Each year, the Utah Shakespeare Company hits the road with an educational outreach program for schools and communities. Come experience a 75-minute version of the William Shakespeare tragedy “Hamlet” with complete costumes, sets, and theatrical lighting. This free program is open to all ages. For more information, call 702-229-3514.

 

City of Las Vegas
Office of Cultural Affairs
495 S. Main St., Las Vegas, NV 89101
Monday - Saturday (702) 229-2787