Here There Are Blueberries, co-written by Moisés Kaufman and Amanda Gronich, will play Shakespeare Theatre Company's Harmon Hall in Washington, D.C.. The Tectonic Theater Project production will run May 7-28.
When an album of never-before-seen World War II-era photographs landed on the desk of United States Holocaust Memorial Museum archivist Rebecca Erbelding, she couldn't have predicted what she would uncover with her team of historians. Here There Are Blueberries follows the historians and the shocking story of true events behind the photographs which intersects with the Holocaust and the lives of Nazi descendants. Casting will be announced at a later date.
It means the world to me to bring this production to Washington where the journey of this play began more than a decade ago,” said Kaufman, Founding Artistic Director of Tectonic Theater Project.
Kaufman, who conceived the work, will direct the production, helming the creative team comprised of design team scenic designer Derek McLane, costume designer Dede Ayite, lighting designer David Lander, sound designer Bobby McElver, projection designer David Bengali, dramaturg and associate director Amy Marie Seidel, and production stage managemer Joseph Smelser. It was devised with Scott Barrow, Amy Marie Seidel, Frances Uku, Grant James Varjas, and members of Tectonic Theater Project.
The work made its world premiere last year at La Jolla Playhouse as a co-production with the California theatre. It also won Theater J’s Trish Vradenburg Jewish Play Prize.
Check out photos from the world premiere at La Jolla Playhouse below.