European Premiere of EAST OF BERLIN Set for Southwark Playhouse this June
Robyn Keynes and Theatre in Heights presents EAST OF BERLIN by Hannah Moscovitch and directed by Blythe Stewart, with design by Holly Pigott. Press night Friday, 20 June 2014 at 7.30pm. Run: Wednesday 18 June - Saturday 12 July 2014.
Nominated for a Governor General Award, and the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize East of Berlin is a gripping memory play about redemption from the sins of our fathers.
Standing outside his father's study in Paraguay, Rudi is smoking cigarettes, trying to work up the courage to go in. It has been seven years since he left his family and their history behind him.
As a teenager Rudi grew up in Paraguay, blissfully unaware his father was a Nazi SS doctor at Auschwitz. When a friend reveals the truth a devastated Rudi searches for ways to humiliate and hurt his father. He flees to Berlin to invent a new life when in the archives of a library he meets Sarah, the daughter of a Holocaust survivor. His path to redemption blurs as the past catches up with him and Rudi is forced to confront his obsession, his father and their history.
Originally premiering in Toronto in 2009 East of Berlin has since toured nationally to critical acclaim.
Casting and further creative details to be announced.