The world premiere of Moisés Kaufman and Amanda Gronich's Here There Are Blueberries officially opened at California's La Jolla Playhouse, co-produced with Tectonic Theater Project, July 31. The production began performances July 26 and is set to continue through August 21. Kaufman is at the helm.
The piece is inspired by an album of never-before-seen World War II-era photographs and the team of historians who uncovered the shocking story behind them, a story that intersects with the Holocaust and the lives of Nazi descendants.
The cast includes Scott Barrow, Charles Browning, Rosina Reynolds, Jeanne Sakata, Elizabeth Stahlmann, Charlie Thurston, Grant James Varjas, and Frances Uku, along with UC San Diego MFA students Abby Huffstetler, Noah Keyishian, and Sabrina Liu.
Kaufman's creative team features scenic designer Derek McLane, costume designer Dede Ayite, lighting designer David Lander, sound designer Bobby McElver, projection designer David Bengali, dramaturg and associate director Amy Marie Seidel, and intimacy and sensitivity specialist Ann James. The production is cast by Stephanie Yankwitt and Jacole Kitchen of tbd casting co. Lora K. Powell is stage manager.
See production photos below: