A Tree Grows in Schaeberle

An inspiring story told through the eyes of a white six-year-old child in South Africa during the times of Apartheid, Dyson Performing Arts students present The Syringa Tree on September 28-October 2 on the NYC Campus.

Performing Arts students take on award-winning playwright Pamela Gien’s The Syringa Tree, seen in its original form by Oprah, J.D. Salinger, and Paul Newman, in their first production of the academic year. Performances will be held September 28-October 2, Wednesday-Friday at 8:00 p.m.; Saturday at 2:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m., and Sunday at 1:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. at the Schaeberle Studio Theater on the 10th floor of 41 Park Row on the NYC Campus. For reservations or more information, call (212) 346-1954 or email theater@pace.edu.

The Syringa Tree is a haunting story of a white six-year-old child named Lizzy, whose closest friend and nanny Salamina’s baby is born in their shared home as she helps hide in the early 1960’s South Africa. Seen first through the eyes of inquisitive six-year-old Lizzy as she tries to understand the racism and violence, the story spans four generations, from early apartheid to the present day.

Next up will be Eve Ensler’s The Treatment, a story about a mentally disturbed soldier who just returned from Iraq, on October 5-9. But more on that next week!