Who Will Carry the Word


Friday, Feb. 8, 2019
Sunday, Feb. 17, 2019


3300 W. Camelback Rd.
Phoenix, AZ 85017 United States


Various Times

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A Narrative of the Human Spirit

Who Will Carry the Word” is a deeply moving recount of French writer Charlotte Delbo’s survival during the Holocaust. The play depicts the atrocities during this unfathomable time in history, painting an emotionally raw picture of enduring the unimaginable. While “Who Will Carry the World’ is based on existence in concentration camps, it also portrays how in times of despair, mankind comes together—bonded by strength and courage—to find hope and the will to escape a fatal fate.

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Tickets can be purchased and reserved for Who Will Carry the Word through Ethington Theatre Box Office. General admission can also be purchased by selecting the desired show date below.  For discounted tickets please call Ethington Theatre Box Office. Discounted tickets are available for seniors, military, GCU and GCE employees, GCU alumni, children 12 years and younger and GCU students.

Show Dates: Feb. 8 Feb. 9 | Feb. 10 | Feb. 15Feb.  16 | Feb. 17
7:30 pm Fridays & Saturdays | 2 pm Sundays

The Fight to Defy the Odds

“Who Will Carry the Word” takes place in Auschwitz-Birkenau in 1942 and captures unimaginable events during World War II. A group of women who are members of the French Resistance are taken prisoner and persecuted for their political crimes. It chronicles their journey of painful survival, and heart-wrenching loss, in a death camp. Among the 230 women, only 49 lived through the brutality of starvation, illness and the agony of looming mortality. “Who Will Carry Word” also tells the story of bravery and friendship, despite crippling circumstances.

As the name of this play implies, “Who Will Carry the Word,” is a testament to Delbo’s experience and it expresses the moral obligation to tell the world about the female prisoners’ plight. Women of all religions were captured and incarcerated for their acts of rebellion; Delbo saw it as her duty to make sure that these women’s stories were heard for ages.

Join us Saturday, Feb. 16, attendees are invited to stay for a free special presentation of Violins of Hope, an exhibition of restored instruments played by Jewish musicians during the Holocaust. Join us for a short discussion about the exhibition as well as a performance of the instruments themselves!