By Dianne Samuels. Theatre on Chester, Epping (NSW). July 26 – August 17, 2013.
The stage is a cluttered attic hunkering under wooden beams. Old suitcases line one wall, cardboard boxes the other. Worn, rejected pieces of furniture and forgotten toys litter the space. “There are stories here,” the set suggests, “memories and history.” And as the title and notes from Director Carla Moore imply, the stories go way back to the late 1930s, to Germany, and the terror and violence of the anti-Semitism that crytalised with the Kristallnacht, the Night of Broken Glass.