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Performances

Due to the intimate nature of Stage Too! there will be no late seating for this production.

Thursday, November 29, 2012
7:30 p.m. 

Friday, November 30, 2012
7:30 p.m. 

Saturday, December 1, 2012
7:30 p.m. 

Sunday, December 2, 2012
2:30 p.m. 

Monday December 3, 2012
7:30 p.m. 

Tuesday, December 4, 2012
7:30 p.m. 

Wednesday, December 5, 2012
7:30 p.m. 


Ticket Prices

Adults - $18
Children - $10
Senior Citizens - $17
KU Faculty/Staff - $17
KU Students - $15 ($10 if purchased in advance)

If the Whole Body Dies
by Robert Skloot

The William Inge Memorial Theatre

Following a staged reading at KU last year, this thought-provoking drama returns for a fully staged production in the University Theatre. The play explores the life and career of Raphael Lemkin, whose obsession with stopping genocide (a word he coined) led to the adoption of the United Nations Treaty Against Genocide. The meaning of the Holocaust is reexamined here through a complex international framework. The play creates a tension between the Holocaust as a historical event and the subsequent political conflict over the term “genocide,” a conflict that underscores the persistence of prejudice and inaction even while the images of the gas chambers and their victims were still in circulation across the American media. By turns funny and sad, the one-act play at times seems to occur in Lemkin’s memory, as a series of flashbacks, while he encounters allies and enemies to his cause. The production of this play is part of a semester-long investigation of genocide through guest artists and lecturers, organized by the Department of Theatre.

Directed by John Gronbeck-Tedesco
Scenic, Lighting & Costume Design by Tatyana Wilds

Cast

Story Teller...............................Margaret Hanzlick
Woman/Mama....................................Janice Craft
Girl..............................................Samantha Smith
Secretary to Mr. Walsh & Charlie Pierce
........................................................Sara Kennedy
Francine Zeller..............................Caroline Collett
Raphael Lemkin...............................Robert Skloot
Senator Proxmire.................Festus Shaughnessy
Richard Walsh.....................................Brody Horn
Charlie Pierce..........................................Joe Lilek
Foley Technician...............................James Teller
Floor Attendant...................................Gabriel Goff


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