The Black Box Theatre (1623 5th Avenue Moline) brings yet another thought-provoking and powerful show to the stage.

I Never Saw Another Butterfly is a collection of works of art and poetry by Jewish children who lived in the concentration camp Theresienstadt. They were created at the camp in secret art classes taught by Austrian artist and educator Friedl Dicker-Brandeis. The book takes its title from a poem by Pavel Friedmann, a young man born in 1921 who was incarcerated at Theresienstadt and was later killed at Auschwitz. The works were compiled after World War II by Czech art historian Hana Volavková, the only curator of the Jewish Museum in Prague to survive the Holocaust.  Where known, the fate of each young author is listed. Most died prior to the camp being liberated.

This show open tonight, Friday Jan 24 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets for Opening Night are just $13 and can be purchased by going to

Performances continue Jan 24, 25, 30, 31 and Feb 1 at 7:30 p.m.  as well as a special matinee on Sunday January 26 at 2 p.m. Tickets for these shows are just $16 and can also be purchased by going to

Do not miss I Never Saw Another Butterfly at The Black Box Theatre.


Tess Abney was born and raised in the Quad Cities. Her passion for writing and entertainment was apparent at a very young age. Whether it is sharing local events and businesses with readers or sharing her thoughts on life, she finds comfort in the way words can bring people together.