February 19, 2013
The Hampden-Sydney College Department of Fine Arts spring production, the Holocaust play Good: A Tragedy, written by C.P. Taylor, opens on Thursday, February 21. This production of Good is part of the larger Holocaust Symposium at Hampden-Sydney College with ongoing events from February 25 to March 1.
The rise of the Nazis and the Holocaust are the historical backdrop against which this play's main character, Halder, transforms from a "normal" family man and college professor to a main perpetrator of the attempted genocide against the Jews. Along the way we see Halder abandon his ailing mother, his wife and children, and his best friend (a Jewish doctor). This exploration of the thought process and motivation behind the Holocaust is done in a highly theatrical mode with live music and songs interjected to make for an extremely entertaining and thought provoking night of drama.
Good is directed by Fine Arts Professor Matthew R. Dubroff and stars students and faculty of Hampden-Sydney College and Longwood University and other community members. Live music will be conducted and performed by Dr. David Salvage, Assistant Professor of Fine Arts.
Performances are Thursday & Friday, February 21 & 22, and Thursday & Friday, February 28 & March 1, at 8 PM in Johns Auditorium. All performances are free and open to the public. For reservations or information, call 434-223-6362.