The Bakehouse Theatre to Present EAST OF BERLIN, 9/7
Questioning redemption, love, guilt, and the sins of the father, EAST OF BERLIN - nominated for the Dora Mavor Moore Award for best New Play in 2008 - is a tour de force that follows Rudi's emotional upheaval as he comes to terms with a frightening past that was never his own.
As a teenager, Rudi discovered that his father was a doctor at Auschwitz. Trying to reconcile his inherited guilt, Rudi lashed out against his family and his friends, and eventually fled to Germany. While there, he followed in his father's footsteps by studying medicine, and fell in love with Sarah, the daughter of a Holocaust survivor.
Now Rudi is standing outside his father's study in Paraguay, trying to work up the courage to go in. It has been seven years since he stood in that same spot. Seven years since he left his family and their history behind him.
EAST OF BERLIN will play at Adelaide's Bakehouse Theatre from Saturday, September 7 until Saturday, Steptember 21, Wednesdays through Saturdays. Previews will take place on Thursday, September 5 and Friday, September 6. All shows start at 8pm (duration 70 minutes).
Tickets are $28 for adults, $24 concessions, $20 with Fringe Benefits, $20 for groups of 6 or more, $15 for Students (Secondary, Tertiary, Drama), and $20 for previews. To book, visit bakehousetheatre.com or buy at the door (subject to availability).