• A Story of Courage
  • A Story of Courage
  • A Story of Courage
  • A Story of Courage
  • A Story of Courage
  • A Story of Courage

A Story of Courage

The Berry College Theatre Company recently presented “Letters to Sala” in the E.H. Young Theatre. The show, written by Arlene Hutton was a compelling story about one girl’s courage, determination, and perseverance during one of the most troubling times in the history of mankind. Junior Hannah Ausband composed original music for the production.

“I believe that 'Letters to Sala' has had an emotional impact on most everyone who has seen it,” Ausband said. “It has been an exhausting and emotionally draining experience, simply because of the nature of the story, but it has been more than worth it all. I am truly humbled to have been a part.”

"Letters to Sala" is a new play based on a true story; it revolves around 352 letters that Sala Garncarz Kirschner collected during her time in Nazi work camps from 1940 to 1946. Following the tumultuous path of the letters, the audience journeys from their origins, to their rediscovery, in a small, non-descript apartment, to their current resting place at the New York Public Library.

Opening Thursday (Dec. 6) is Berry Theatre's second annual Christmas show “Uh Oh, Here Comes Christmas.” Based on the books by Robert Fulghum - this charming musical takes a funny, heartwarming and often poignant look at the struggle to find the spirit of the holidays amid the avalanche of commercialism, stress, and chaos that crashes down every December. For more information, please call the Berry College Theatre box office at 706-236-2263 or email Richard Bristow at rbristow@berry.edu.

Article by Student Public Relations Assistant Alyssa Smith