Wave Me Good-bye
Inspired by a true story . . .
As the only Jewish girl in her Bronx neighborhood, thirteen-year-old Miriam Liebler has a lot on her mind. World War II is raging, and her brother will soon pack his bags to join the fight. Blackouts and air-raid drills punctuate her daily life. Worse yet, her family has heard nothing from their Jewish relatives in Europe since before the war started, and Miriam fears the worst. Her friends don’t understand her worries—until she meets Christopher Richards, an orphaned English boy whisked to America to escape the deadly bombings of London. Two outsiders, Miriam and Chris develop a once-in-a-lifetime friendship as they exchange candy, comic books, and secrets through the iron bars of the orphanage fence.
This heartfelt stage adaptation of Teresa R. Funke’s popular middle-grade novel is appropriate for audiences aged 9 and up.