Monday 20 November 2017

Praise for moving play 'Anna...'

A PLAY depicting the horrors of a WWII concentration camp has been heralded as a great success.

'Anna, The Girl Who Stood Out In The Cold' was performed by the Duleek Drama Players in the Droichead Arts Centre for four nights last week.

Local teacher Grainne Diskin was outstanding in the lead role of Anna Kersten, a German Jew, backed up by a talented cast of local actors.

The play was written by Michael Ferguson and came from the heart after he visited the Auschwitz camp in Poland.

It was written to commemorate the victims of the Holocaust and in recognition of writing the play the group were invited to the National Holocaust Memorial Day in the Mansion House where they met survivors from the camp.

'It was a moving, emotional, dignified moment for those of us who were so priviliged to be there,' chairperson Betty Clinton remarked.

She hoped 'Anna' brought the audience 'nearer to the truth and reality of what the Holocaust really was...'

Drogheda Independent

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