Holocaust Survivor's Story Performed at Holy Cross

WORCESTER, Mass. – "An Evening with Madame F," a one-woman show based on a Holocaust survivor's true story, will be performed at Holy Cross on Thursday, March 16, at 8:00 p.m. in the  Brooks Concert Hall.  The event is free and open to the public.

The performance explores the life and death experience of music performance in concentration camps, drawing on survivor accounts, including that of Fania Fenelon, who performed in the Women's Orchestra at Auschwitz.  The performance also deals with the dilemma of treating the Holocaust as a subject for art and theatre.

The piece is performed by Claudia Stevens, a musician, actor and playwright.  She has toured across the country since 1998 and the piece was produced for television by PBS.  Stevens is on the faculty of the College of William and Mary.