Lucie Pohl's HI, HITLER to Play Off-Broadway at 59E59, 7/10-13
Following a sold out run in New York, US actress, comedian and writer Lucie Pohl takes her show 'Hi, Hitler' directed by Solonova's Jessi D. Hill to 59E59 Theatre before making her Edinburgh Festival debut at the prestigious Gilded Balloon for the month of August. The show runs July 10-13, 8:30 p.m. Thursday - Saturday and 2:30 p.m. on Sunday at Theatre C.
Lucie's heil-arious autobiographical solo comedy unravels the life of a German-Jewish immigrant girl, fascinated by Der Fuhrer at age 4.
As Bertolt Brecht's real-life niece, little Lucie day-dreams of stay at home moms and row homes, but being different seems to run in her bloodline and escaping her inherited high-drama-destiny might just be impossible. She comes from a family dynasty of performers and artists - her father is the acclaimed German playwright and actor Klaus Pohl and her mother the Romanian singer Sanda Weigl. Growing up in Germany all little Lucie wants is to be like other kids. Things get really crazy when her wild family of artists, the self-proclaimed "Pohl Circus", ships off from Hamburg to New York City. Learning English, becoming her parent's translator, and making a new identity for herself are just some of the challenges Lucie has to overcome, but no matter how hard she tries there is one thing she just can't shake: the alien in her. A pinch of Hitler, a dose of HipHop and a dash of Hasselhoff.
Lucie received her MFA in Acting from the University of the Arts in Berlin. US film credits include David Chase's Not Fade Away (Paramount Vantage), Andy Fierberg's El Cielo Es Azul (Vox3 Films), Rosa von Praunheim's New York Memories, Andy Schaap's Must Love Death (Winner NY Horror Film Fest), as well as over 20 film & tv productions in Europe. US Theatre credits: Cry Me A Liver (Solo Show, The People's Improv Theater), Three Graces (Immigrant's Theater Project / 3-LD), Alma Mahler: Widow of the 4 Arts (The Los Angeles Theatre), Red Flowers in the Snow (Roy Arias), Vocal Migrations (LaMaMa ETC.).
Lucie just wrapped production in Istanbul last month playing the lead role in"Magi" directed by Hasan Karacadag and also starring Michael Madsen (Reservoir Dogs, Kill Bill), Stephen Baldwin (The Usual Suspects) and Brianne Davis (Jarhead, True Blood).
Hi, Hitler is directed by Jessi D. Hill, Associate Artistic Director of terraNOVA Collective. Recent directing projects include work at New York Theatre Workshop, The Public Theater, The Playwrights' Center, Primary Stages, Chicago Dramatists, The New Group, New Dramatists, The Acting Company, The Lark, The Playwrights Realm, New Georges, Women's Project, Ensemble Studio Theatre and others. MFA Directing: Yale. Member SDC.