St. Joe’s is proud to present in partnership with several other amazing sponsors, Life in a Jar at the Hampden Academy [86 Western Ave in Hampden] on Sunday, November 8th at 1PM and 5PM. This performance is free to the public and donations are greatly appreciated.
The dramatic production “Life in a Jar – The story of Irena Sendler” is comprised of a seven-member volunteer cast from Kansas, this traveling stage production re-tells the story of Irena Sendler. For 100 days in 1942 this young, heroic Polish Catholic social worker combed the war-ravaged Warsaw Ghetto, risking her life to save 2,500 Polish Jewish children from the Nazi death camps.
Her story was unearthed in 1999 as a result of a group of Kansas school students’ work on a year-long National History Days project. It has been retold in a bestselling book and in a Hallmark Hall of Fame motion picture for television. Sendler was nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize in 2007. She died in 2008.
For information about this amazing show, go to irenasendler.org.
For information about the performance here in Hampden, please call Allison Berube at 207-852-2011.
To make a donation to help with the cost of bringing the production to Hampden, send a check made out to Life in a Jar Foundation (write Bangor Maine show in the memo line) and mail to: Attn: Allison Berube, 217 Main Road North, Hampden ME 04444.
To arrange accommodations for large groups to attend the event, call Allison Berube at 852-2011.