Cornerstone Productions, under the leadership and direction of internationally acclaimed director, Richard Montez, will host a powerful theatre production called, “The Hiding Place”, for two nights only in Cape Town, Fish Hoek, on 27 and 28 July 2012, as part of highlighting the power of women.

This poignant and powerful piece of theatre explores the true story of Corrie ten Boom and her sister, Betsie, two middle-aged women living in Holland at the start of the Second World War and their heroic efforts to hide the Jews from the violent grip of the Nazi regime.

Betrayed for harbouring Jews, the sisters are sent to a Nazi concentration camp where, despite the horrors they experience, Corrie’s faith endures.

The story is both heart-breaking and hopeful as Corrie’s inspirational character teaches us about the power of forgiveness.

“The Hiding Place” has earned critical acclaim around the globe in the hands of international director, Richard Montez.

Says Richard Montez, “South African women know all about the plight and struggle of living in hope and striving for a better life. It is an honour for me to be in South Africa over this time and to bring this message and show to the people of Cape Town.”

Richard has gained invaluable experience in stage, television and cinema acting around the world, and has earned a reputation for excellence. He worked as a singer, dancer and choreographer for Disneyland. Over the past 25 years he has taken Cornerstone Productions to 67 countries, and is currently on his 20th World Tour.

One of his trademarks is the use of local talent and resources for each production, so Cape Town audiences can look forward to seeing home-grown performers blossom under his professional guidance.

“The Hiding Place” will run at Fish Hoek School and tickets will be available from Computicket at the costs of R65,00 per ticket and all funds will be donated to Living Hope, a Non- Profit Organisation, in Cape Town, who brings hope and work towards breaking the despair of poverty and disease, www.livinghope.co.za. There will also be a special matinee performance on Saturday 28th July at 15hoo.

Colourful period, costume, state-of-the-art lighting and a four-story Dutch home on stage, promised to wow audiences and impact them deeply with a message of hope and forgiveness. Due to the intense nature of this production, this show has an age restriction of 8 years old.

Local South Peninsular community sponsors include, Mach 1 Security, Rogers Fruiterers and USS Graphics.

For more information, please contact Karen Peiser on 083 456 9594 or Warren Pace on 078 780 8818.