BLACK BOX THEATER PRESENTS “GOAT IN THE ATTIC”: PERSONAL STORIES OF CHILD’S LIFE IN POLAND DURING WW2

Sophie Virgilio was eight months old, living on a farm in Poland when the Nazis invaded.

Sophie Virgilio was eight months old, living on a farm in Poland when the Nazis invaded.

Upcoming reading at Black Box Theater of Asbury Park is a first-person account of world history….

WHEN: Sunday, November 16, 2014 at 2 pm

WHAT: Black Box Monthly Reading Series presents “Goat in the Attic: A child’s memories of life in Poland during Nazi occupation”

Sophie Stach Virgilio was eight months old when Hitler invaded Poland on September 1, 1939.  During Hitler’s occupation and the beginning of communism she lived on a farm in Godowa, Poland with her Aunt and two cousins, ultimately immigrating to America in 1949.  Through the eyes of a young girl hear compelling, personal and raw short stories of ordinary life in extraordinary historic circumstances, including: Gestapo inspections of the farm, how friendships literally became life-saving, a Christmas pageant while Nazis stood nearby and why a goat wound up in the attic.

These are the stories it took 60 years to be able to tell.

The Black Box reading is a tribute to US veterans, honoring the 75th year since the beginning of World War II.

Stach-Virgilio and Barbara Panas, local part-time actor, will read the stories.  Alexis Kozak is producing and directing “Goat in the Attic.”  Jeffrey Seeds shared his time, encouragement and editorial talents developing the stories.

= = Suggested donation of $7 at the door. All are welcome – please share this. Seating is first come, first serve. Light refreshments after the reading.

WHERE: Collective Art Tank, 529 Bangs Avenue, Asbury Park, NJ  07712 (for custom directions click here). Located in the building across the street from Cafe VolanCollectiveArtTank.com.

About Black Box – In 2000, Black Box was founded by a diverse group of experienced, professional artists and residents committed to the multi-cultural revitalization of Asbury Park through the arts.  The Black Box is an arts organization that exists to support artists of all types seeking to gain more exposure for their work by offering a professional infrastructure in which to produce.  The organization encourages the evolution of projects and collaborations not usually possible under the standard constraints of commercial theater.  Black Box is a 501c3.  More at BlackBoxNJ.org.

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