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Northshore April 2016

Northshore magazine showcases the best that the North Shore of Boston, MA has to offer.

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1 0 P O S T O F F I C E A V E A N D O V E R , M A 9 7 8 . 4 0 9 . 1 5 4 1 S O L E A M O U R . C O M A Unique Style I N S T O R E & O N L I N E F E A T U R I N G L I Z A B E T H J E W E L R Y 106 in-depth LIVE think about their role as bystanders." Hall agrees, adding that performing in the play has affected the way she be- haves socially. "Hearing so many kids share their stories has changed my interactions in ways that aren't so obvi- ous," she says, noting that now, if she sees someone sit- ting by themselves, she is more likely to go and sit with them. "It has encouraged me to be there and be a friend. Lots of kids want to make the world a better place. I am fortunate because I have that opportunity." The cast has been to Germany and Scotland, and all around the United States—playing in middle schools, high schools, churches, and temples. And, in March 2017, Smulowitz will be taking the play to Cuba for three per- formances, at the behest of a Cuban Holocaust survivor. "It will be like nothing we have ever seen before," Smulowitz says, adding that the group is currently seek- ing grants and making other fundraising efforts to help offset the travel expenses of 18 actors, plus stagehands and chaperones. But, as Smulowitz puts it: "We have a play, and we want the world to see it." CO N TAC T Anna Smulowitz Productions The Tannery, Mill #1, Suite 5 Newburyport, 978-502-8468 The young actors make connections between the play and their lives.

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