Play explores little-known story of the Holocaust

The Mitzvah Project actor on stage

Northern Arizona University’s Martin-Springer Institute and Theatrikos Theater Company have joined together to present The Mitzvah Project: Hitler’s “Jewish” Soldiers, at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, April 24, and 6:30 p.m. Monday, April 25.

The one-person play explores one of the most unsettling and little-known stories of the Holocaust. The story focuses on the history and fate of thousands of Germans called “Mischlinge”—a derogatory term Nazis used to characterize men who descended from one or two Jewish grandparents.

Co-written by Roger Grunwald and Annie McGreevey, the play follows the personal journey of a soldier who, due to centuries of German-Jewish assimilation, was striving to call his German fatherland home.

Tickets are $14 for adults; $7 for students and children. Group discounts are available at Theatrikos by calling (928) 774-1662 or by visiting the Theatrikos website.

Theatrikos Theater Company is located at 11 W. Cherry Ave. in Flagstaff.

An audience conversation with Grunwald follows each performance.