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I Never Saw Another Butterfly

The Mullen Theatre Department is proud to present our latest show, I Never Saw Another Butterfly. Join us for a show in the Rilko Event Center starting Thursday, October 21st. Student tickets are $5 and all other attendees are $10. Mullen High School Students get in free to the Thursday, October 21st performance. 

I Never Saw Another Butterfly by Celeste Raspanit is a true story of the children of Terezin, the fortress that Nazi Germany turned into a Jewish ghetto and concentration camp. More than 150,000 Jews were sent there, including 15,000 children who lived months or even years there until they aged out and were sent to their deaths to Treblinka or Aushchwitz.  Only 150 children survived Terezin and I Never Saw Another Butterfly is the story of one of the survivors, Raja. In the play you will meet the children as they are taught in a school room when there is nothing to teach with, helping to give them hope and creating a little world of some laughter through the arts. In Terezin the children created artwork and during the production you will  see the spirit  of the children through their art being shown throughout the play. There are no butterflies at Terezin, but for the children butterflies became a symbol of defiance, making it possible for them to live on and play happily while waiting to be transported.