Theater

Kindertransport

When: Sundays, 2 p.m. and Thursdays-Saturdays, 8 p.m. Continues through Sept. 4 2016

England's kindertransport program was a moment of humanity in the run-up to World War II. Close to 10,000 Jewish children were ushered safely to England after Kristallnacht, but what felt like a miracle for the parents must have felt more like rejection to the youngsters who didn't understand why they were being sent away. Eva is one of the transported. At least she gets a soft landing with Lil, a good-natured woman treats her kindly. But Lil is not Jewish, and makes no effort to maintain any of Judaism's laws or tenets. Diane Samuels' drama Kindertransport is a play about identity and the past — mainly the forgetting of them. Mustard Seed Theatre marks its first decade with the show. Kindertransport is performed at 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and at 2 p.m. Sunday (August 19 to September 4) at the Fontbonne University Fine Arts Theatre (6800 Wydown Boulevard; www.mustardseedtheatre.com). Tickets are $30 to $35.

Paul Friswold

Price: $30-$35

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