The University of the Fraser Valley Theatre department presents an original production entitled Droning of Bombers in the studio theatre on the Chilliwack campus.
The production opened yesterday and runs until June 10.
Directed by James Servizi, the play deals with the experiences of a young Dutch girl, during the German occupation during the Second World War.
The story is told by Hennie Drenten- Regoczi, a Chilliwack resident in her 70s.
The play shows how a Dutch farm family near the German border sheltered resistance fighters, evacuees and a Jewish man in their attic, at a great risk to their own lives.
This poignant, compassionate and often humorous tale is suitable for audiences of all ages.
Droning of Bombers is written and performed by Drenten- Regoczi.
She plays multiple roles during her performance, including a small child, a distraught mother, a stalwart father and a Gestapo officer.
This project began in 2009 when Servizi suggested that Hennie write down the memories of her wartime experiences.
Droning of Bombers plays June 7-9 at 7.30 p.m., with two Sunday matinees on June 3 and 10 at 2 p.m. Proceeds will go towards providing scholarships for UFV theatre students.
For information call 604-795-2814.