Weekend Update! Looking for a fun Indiana weekend getaway? Or do you live in this area and are looking for entertainment close by? Check out the endless possibilities for fun events happening this upcoming weekend in or near Lafayette-West Lafayette, Indiana.
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October is a ghostly month! Head to the Tippecanoe County Amphitheater for Ghost Tales on Friday, October 9. This is an evening of chilling Ghost Tales presented by the Tippecanoe Storytellers' Guild and sponsored by the Tippecanoe Parks Department. Donate $1 to Book Cycle, a local free book program for preschoolers. Be prepared for a night of fright!
On the same evening, in addition Saturday and Sunday, but in a totally opposite spectrum, the Civic Theatre of Lafayette is performing, "And Then They Came for Me: Remembering the World of Anne Frank." This is a unique theatrical experience: a multimedia play that combines videotaped interviews with Holocaust survivors Ed Silverberg and Eva Schloss with live actors recreating scenes from their lives during World War II. Ed was Anne Frank's first boyfriend, and she wrote about him in the beginning of her now-famous diary. Eva Schloss was the same age as Anne Frank and lived in the same apartment building in Amsterdam. Her family went into hiding the same day as the Frank family. And like the Frank family, they were betrayed. On Eva's 15th birthday, her family was arrested by the Nazis and sent to concentration camps. Eva and her mother survived, and after the war her mother married Otto Frank (Anne's father). Part oral history, part dramatic action, part direct address, part remembrance, the ensemble-driven And Then They Came for Me breaks new ground and has been acclaimed by audiences and critics in world-wide productions.
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