One Way Productions is an award-winning theatre company that will be opening an inspiring new drama, The Hiding Place, on June 13 at the Veterans Memorial Theatre. Ingrid Laurentiis-Wilson, a John McGrath Theatre Arts Scholarship recipient and SARTA Elly Award-winning playwright, brings to life the incredible story of Corrie ten Boom.
Adapted from the bestselling book first published in 1971 by ten Boom and Elizabeth and John Sherrill, The Hiding Place recounts the true story of witnesses of the Holocaust.
In World War II-era Holland, Corrie (Talia Vlaovich) and her sister Betsie (Krista Mackin) secretly shelter Jewish refugees from the Nazis in their quaint Dutch home until their arrest and incarceration in four different concentration camps. The story recounts the heroic efforts of the two sisters, who sacrificed their freedom to protect the persecuted Jewish community. Their story is serious yet truly inspiring and brings awareness of the Holocaust to the younger generation.
The efforts of the ten Boom sisters have not been forgotten. Similar to Anne Frank’s inspiring story, their story affected the hearts of many. To pay tribute to these role models, hundreds of people visit their home in the Netherlands to see the hidden room built behind the false wall. The Hiding Place brings to life their secretive and stressful lives and offers a deeper understanding of what life was like for Holocaust survivors.
Showings will take place at the Davis Veterans Memorial Theatre on June 13 and 14 at 7 p.m., June 15 at 2:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. and June 16 at 2:30 p.m. Tickets for the performance can be purchased for $15 at 1wayproductions.org. Discount group tickets are available.
— Larissa Murray