Holocaust Survivor, Playwright to Visit UT Production
Nobel Prize winner and Holocaust survivor Roald Hoffmann will be at UT for a staged reading of his new play Something That Belongs to You at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, April 20, in the Ula Love Doughty Carousel Theatre.
The performance, directed by Dennis E. Perkins, is free and open to the public, and Hoffmann will be available afterward to discuss his work.
Derived from Hoffmann’s personal experiences in the Holocaust, Something That Belongs to You follows the struggles of an eighty-one-year-old Jewish woman dealing with the haunting memories of World War II while living in 1992 Philadelphia with her son’s family.
The production is sponsored by the UT College Scholars Program and the East Tennessee section of the American Chemical Society.
Hoffmann is the Frank T. Rhodes Professor of Humane Letters and a chemistry professor emeritus at Cornell University. He won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1981. Along with a distinguished career as a scientist, Hoffmann is a poet, playwright, essayist, and science philosopher. Something That Belongs to You is his most recent play.
For more information about Hoffmann, visit his website.
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