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Rarely do you see a show that opens your emotions and brings forth memories of the past, both good and not so good. More rare is that this show is showcased at a high school by high school students.
Recently, I was treated to "A Shayna Maidel" at North Hall High School, and what a show it was! The whole cast was superb but Rachel Glazer stood as the "star."
Who told these 16-18-year-olds they could act like adults? They maintained their accents and gestures perfectly throughout the whole production. They gave poignancy without being maudlin and just a touch of horror without being too graphic.
As an "oldster" there who lived through those horrible times and had lost some family members in the concentration camps, I could not help but wonder what the young (mostly teen) audience was thinking.
It was a treat to see "A Shayna Maidel" ("A Pretty Girl") at North Hall High.