"The Star on My Heart" NE Ohio Premiere
In November, 2015, an original play The Star on My Heart, written by Ohio writer and theater director Angela Miloro-Hansen, will premiere in Northeast Ohio. The play is based on the true story of Holocaust survivor Inge Auerbacher. Of the 15,000 children that were imprisoned in the Terezin concentration camp, Inge is one of the few that survived. This is a story of rare courage, determination and love. Inge, in spite of the hardships she endured, gives proof that the joy in life cannot be kept out of even the darkest places.
The Star on My Heart is an independent project in collaboration with Shore Cultural Centre in Euclid, OH and Geauga Lyric Theater Guild (GLTG) located in Chardon, OH. In addition to performances of the play, educational outreach is planned for regional students. Plans include hosting Inge Auerbacher in Ohio from her home in NY, to attend performances and be available for limited speaking engagements.
Writer/Director Angela Miloro-Hansen has been active in theater since 1999, and is a 2010 Hiram College graduate. She directs, teaches and acts on a regular basis and serves as the Educational Outreach Coordinator for Geauga Lyric Theater Guild. Chris Cipriani, prior Executive Director of GLTG and current Director of Programming at Shore Cultural Centre, is serving as project and educational outreach coordinator.
Shore Cultural Centre was fortunate to have received an Ohio Arts Council grant towards a portion of expenses for this meaningful project. The OAC grant has a goal to encourage economic growth, educational excellence and cultural enrichment for all Ohioans.
Performances at Shore Cultural Centre will take place November 20th through 22nd. Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 pm, Sundays at 2:00 pm. Tickets are available on line or through the Shore Cultural Centre office. Inge Auerbacher will be in attendance at the Friday, November 20th, evening performance. On Wednesday, November 18th, Dr. Auerbacher will be speaking at 7:30 pm at Shore, free with a ticket for The Star on My Heart performance or $10.00 per person. Peformances of the play will be at Geauga Theater November 13th through 15th, with Dr. Aurbacher attending the Sunday, November 15th performance and speaking at 8:00 pm.
You may visit www.shoreculturalcentre.com/events/thestaronmyheart or contact Chris Cipriani at 216-289-8578 for more information, or to learn about student outreach and sponsorship. For information on the Geauga Theater performances visit www.geaugatheater.org.
Shore Cultural Centre is located at 291 E. 222nd Street in Euclid, Ohio.
Director of Programming and Marketing for Shore Cultural Centre