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Performance artist Claudia Stevens will perform “A Table Before Me,” her original one-woman musical show about a 20-year-old Viennese girl whose city and family were taken over by Nazis, 7 p.m. today on the main stage of the Williams Center for the Arts.

Free and open to the public, the event is sponsored by Hillel Society. It is part of Lafayette’s celebration of Women’s History Month.

The story of “A Table Before Me” is told through letters from the Gestapo, music of the period, and the theatrical styles of prewar Vienna. It draws on Stevens’ background as concert pianist, actress, and classical vocalist.

Last March, Stevens performed another original production at Lafayette, “An Evening with Madame F,” the story of a French cabaret singer forced to perform at Auschwitz.

Since 2000, Stevens’ tours have included the Fast/Forward Series at Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, as well as series in Baltimore, New York, Daytona Beach, Atlanta, Albany (N.Y.), San Antonio, Forth Worth, and Boulder, and at numerous colleges and universities. She has received grants from International Theater Institute and the Interdisciplinary Artists Program of the National Endowment for the Arts. Stevens has been a resident artist in Budapest, Hungary. National Public Radio and PBS have produced full-length broadcasts of her works.

The daughter of Holocaust survivors, Stevens was educated at Vassar College and Rubin Academy of Music, Tel Aviv. She holds a doctorate in piano from Boston University.

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