Media Advisory: ‘Embers and Stars: The Story of Petr Ginz’

Who: Described as a marvel, novelist, poet, and inventor of designs for spaceships and secret codes, Petr Ginz was only 16 when he was murdered by Nazis. “Embers and Stars: The Story of Petr Ginz,” is a story about imagination and courage, family, love and unquenchable curiosity. It’s about remembering and celebrating a boy who should have lived.

What: Wake Forest University Theatre continues its season with “Embers and Stars: The Story of Petr Ginz.” Written by Cindy Gendrich, professor of theatre and dance, and Andrew White, artistic director of Lookingglass Theatre Company. The play was inspired by “The Last Flight of Petr Ginz,” an award-winning film written and directed by faculty in Wake Forest University’s Documentary Film Program. Watch the video of how Petr Ginz’s story evolved into an original WFU production.

When: Feb. 14, 15, 19-22 at 7:30 p.m., with a matinee on Feb. 23 at 2 p.m.

Where: Ring Theatre of the Scales Fine Arts Center

Tickets: $12 adults, $10 senior citizens and $5 students. Due to limited seating in the Ring Theatre, the University strongly encourages advance ticket purchases. No late admissions will be allowed during this production. For tickets or information, call the Theatre Box Office at (336) 758-5295 or tickets are available online at


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