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SAVED BY THE CIRCUS: THE SPECTACULAR TRUE STORY OF HOW A JEWISH ACROBAT ESCAPED THE NAZIS BY RUNNING AWAY TO JOIN THE CIRCUS!
The Escape Act – A Holocaust Memoir is a one-woman theatre show incorporating circus and puppetry. It is based on the life of Irene Danner, a Jewish acrobat who survived the Holocaust by hiding from the Nazis at a German circus.
The show goes back and forth between past and present, between character and performer, and combines the historical events of Irene’s life with the experiences of the performer as a grandchild to Holocaust survivors.
Both a historical and theatrical project, it is a culmination of seven years of research into the lives of German-Jewish circus families between 1929-1945.
“With refugees knocking on Europe’s door, minorities being sent to concentration camps and anti-Semitic hate crimes on the rise, I feel this is the time when the world needs to hear these stories.” – Stav Meishar, Creator and Performer
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