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"Letters to Sala"

02/01/18 07:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Featuring the “greatest find since Anne Frank’s diary” according to reviewers, Turpin Theatre’s winter production, “Letters to Sala”, will share the discovery of Holocaust documents that changed lives. 
“Letters to Sala” is an account of a young girl’s survival during the Holocaust: five years, seven labor camps and more than 350 hidden letters. Sala Garncarz Kirschner, played by Kati Strub (sophomore) as Young Sala and Gabby Arvizu (senior) as Old Sala, kept her secret for more than 50 years, concealing her painful history in a board-game box. When Sala reveals the archive of letters to her daughter, Ann, played by Morgan McDole (senior), the audience is taken on an emotional journey.  The play is directed by Lauren Kean, Turpin theatre teacher, along with two student directors, Eli Jonas (senior) and Erich Pfingstag (senior). 
In memory of those lost during the Holocaust, Turpin Theatre will hold a shoe drive to remember those who left only their shoes as a record of their deaths.  Donations of gently worn shoes will be collected in the lobby during each show and donated to a local shelter. Monetary donations will also be collected for the Holocaust and Humanity Center.
Performances of “Letter to Sala” will begin at 7 p.m. on Feb. 1-3 at Turpin High School, 2650 Bartels Road. Tickets are $8 for students and $10 for adults. To purchase tickets, visit
A preview performance will take place at 6 p.m. on Jan. 31 at Turpin. Donations will be accepted in lieu of ticket sales to benefit the Holocaust and Humanity Center.