Trinity Rep & Holocaust Education and Resource Center to Present Readings from Elie Wiesel's NIGHT, 4/28

Trinity Rep and the Holocaust Education and Resource Center of Rhode Island present a staged reading of select passages from Elie Wiesel's Night, a chronicle of surviving the Holocaust, adapted by Lisa Montecalvo's Advanced English Language Arts class at Dr. E.A. Ricci Middle School in North Providence. The performance takes place on International Holocaust Remembrance Day, Monday, April 28, 7:00-9:00pm, with actors from Trinity Rep's Young Actors Studio High School Collaborative under the direction of associate artistic director Tyler Dobrowsky. The event is free and open to the public in Trinity Rep's Dowling Theater. Appropriate for middle school through adult audiences. Reserve by emailing

"Trinity Rep is honored to be a part of this event, and to work with the Rhode Island Holocaust Education and Resource Center as well as Ricci Middle School," states Tyler Dobrowsky, "Through this program, we remind younger generations why we must never forget the horrors of the Holocaust in order to ensure it never happens again. We also discuss that hate and bigotry of all forms corrupt community, and the importance of love and tolerance in our society."

Trinity Rep's Young Actors Studio high school Collaborative includes Lily Chavez from Barrington, RI; Kim Dalton from Providence, RI; Alexandra Fortin from West Greenwich, RI; Rebecca Leviss from Barrington, RI; Lindsay McCann from Greenville, RI; David O'Connell from Middletown, RI; Noah Pimentel from Attleboro, MA; Kellie Rock from Riverside, RI; Spike Sommers from Warwick, RI; Nathan Stewart from West Greenwich, RI and Meghan Wales from Providence, RI.

Mrs. Montecalvo's Advanced English Language Arts class, at Dr. E.A. Ricci Middle School, is made up of twenty-five, 8th grade students who were placed in this accelerated program, affording students the opportunity to skip a grade in English Language Arts. These students study the same curriculum and texts as 9th grade students at North Providence High School. Elie Wiesel's, Night, is a regular part of their 9th grade Language Arts Curriculum.

The Holocaust Education and Resource Center of RI is an educational institution that bears witness to the Holocaust, educates the public about it, and memorializes those who perished. It strives to reduce prejudice against all minorities by teaching the current generation about the experience of the Jews during the Holocaust and the suffering that other people have endured because of bigotry. Its primary focus is outreach to schools, but the Education Center also provides programming for the entire community. Among its educational offerings are talks by Holocaust Survivors, academic lectures, art exhibits, films and observances. It houses a library, an audio-visual materials collection, and a memorial garden. A special dimension of its services is providing assistance and instruction to teachers. Presently, they are in the process of sorting and cataloging our archives so they may be used as a resource by the community. For more information visit

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