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Eastern Florida Students to Present Holocaust Remembrance Play

March 4, 2020 - The Holocaust Remembrance play, “Contact with the Enemy” by Frank D. Gilroy, will be presented at the Eastern Florida State College Melbourne Campus on Wednesday, April 8 at the King Center for the Performing Arts.

Performances are scheduled for 5:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. in the Studio Theatre. A Director’s Talk will take place between performances at 6:30 p.m.

Set in 1993, the play’s premise is deceptively simple. Two veterans of World War II, a businessman and a writer, meet by chance in front of the Holocaust Museum in Washington, D.C. In short order, they realize they knew each other once, having served in the same army division — and been among the soldiers to liberate one of the lesser- known camps, Ohrdruf-Nord.

As they enter the museum and examine the exhibits, they eventually find their recollections solicited by the guide and recorded by the volunteer historian. Uncomfortable echoes of those events cause unexpected, long-suppressed revelations to rise to the surface, with one proving to be quite devastating.

Admission is free and open to all faculty, staff, students and the community.

For more information, contact Dr. Janet E. Rubin at rubinj@easternflorida.edu or call 321-433-7171.