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Hana’s Suitcase ()

Produced by

Young People’s Theatre

Playwright: Emil Sher
Director: Allen MacInnis

Based on the book Hana’s Suitcase by Karen Levine

published by Second Story Press


The Susan Rubes Theatre


October 5-7, 2015


October 5th, 2015 – October 30th, 2015


When a child’s suitcase arrives at the tiny Children’s Holocaust Centre in Tokyo, the curator embarks on an extraordinary journey to uncover the story of Hana and her fate at the hands of the Nazis. This true story, originally a radio documentary and then an international best-selling book, premiered at YPT in 2006 with two of its real-life protagonists in attendance, George Brady and Fumiko Ishioka. (


Tracey Ferencz Marketa Brady / Ludmila / Ensemble
Thomas Hauff Kurt Kotouc / Ensemble
Ho Ka Kei (Jeff Ho) Akira
Jeff Miller Karel Brady / Ensemble
Noah Spitzer Geroge Brady / Ensemble
Caroline Toal Hana Brady
Lisa Truong Maiko
Jennifer Villaverde Fumiko

Creative Team

Emil Sher Playwright
Allen MacInnis Director
Teresa Przybylski Set Designer
Teresa Przybylski Costume Designer
John Gzowski Sound Designer
Andrea Lundy Lighting Designer
Daniele Guevara Projection Co-ordinator
Karen Gilodo Assistant Director


Nancy Guertin Production Dramaturge
Stephen Colella Script Dramaturge
Siobhan Richardson Movement Coach
Kate Sandeson Stage Manager
Ashley Ireland Assistant Stage Manager


Josh McGill Head Electrician