Here There are Blueberries

By Moisés Kaufman and Amanda Gronich
Conceived and Directed by Moisés Kaufman
A Co-Production With La Jolla Playhouse & Tectonic Theater Project
July 26 – August 21, 2022

Synopsis: What hidden secrets can a photograph reveal? An album of never before seen World War II-era photographs arrives at the desk of United States Holocaust Memorial Museum archivist Rebecca Erbelding. As Rebecca and her team of historians begin to unravel the shocking story behind the images, the album soon makes headlines around the world. In Germany, a businessman sees the album online and recognizes his own grandfather in the photos. He begins a journey of discovery that will take him into the lives of other Nazi descendants – in a reckoning of his family’s past and his country’s history. Here There Are Blueberries tells the story of these photographs – what they reveal about the Holocaust and our own humanity. 

Artistic Statement: La Jolla Playhouse and the Edgerton Foundation share a deep commitment to the development of new work. We are truly grateful for their support that provided crucial additional rehearsal time for Here There Are Blueberries by Moisés Kaufman and Amanda Gronich. This funding allowed us to incorporate technical and design elements from the beginning of the process, which were key features in this production and in the “moment work” that our co-producer Tectonic Theatre Project practices. - Christopher Ashley, the Rich Family Artistic Director of La Jolla Playhouse


Grant Statement: The Edgerton Foundation has long supported new work at the Playhouse in extraordinary, tangible ways, giving playwrights, directors, and designers invaluable extra time to hone their creations. We applaud their dedication to helping theatres around the country develop new plays and musicals for the American theatre canon. - Debby Buchholz, Managing Director of La Jolla Playhouse

Playwright/Director Moisés Kaufman
Playwright Amanda Gronich 

Pulitzer Prize, 2024 Finalist

Reviews: https://lajollaplayhouse.org/blueberries-press/ 

Production Sponsors
The Sheri and Les Biller Family Foundation
Vivien and Jeffrey Ressler
Recipient of an Edgerton Foundation New Play Award