Theatre & Dance to present ‘Who Will Carry the Word?’

Published October 15, 2015

The Department of Theatre & Dance will present “Who Will Carry the Word?” Charlotte Delbo’s story of members of the French Resistance who struggle to survive in Auschwitz, Oct. 28 through Nov. 1.

Performance times are 7:30 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday and 2 p.m. on Sunday in the Black Box Theatre in the Center for the Arts, North Campus.

Tickets, which are $20 for general admission and $10 for students and seniors, can be purchased at the CFA box office and at tickets.com. 

In 1943, Delbo and 229 of her peers in the French Resistance against Nazi Germany were taken to the Auschwitz concentration camp. Only 49 left the camp alive. “Who Will Carry The Word?” is Delbo’s plea to the world to never forget the stories of those who did not live to tell them.

Based on her real experiences, the play follows 12 women as they struggle to find the will to survive when faced with hellish and unimaginable circumstances. Who will be the one to defy all odds to survive and carry the word of what happened to these women back to the unknowing world?

The production, directed and choreographed by Kathleen Golde, adjunct instructor, reflects the idea of justice, one of the five named UB 2020 themes and the theatre department’s inspiration for its 2015-16 season.