Lucie Pohl's HI, HITLER to Make West End Debut, September 10
Following a smash-hit Edinburgh debut, US actress, comedian and writer Lucie Pohl takes her 5-star solo show 'Hi, Hitler', directed by Solo Nova's Jessi D. Hill, to the Leicester Square Theatre in London for one night only, after having made her Edinburgh Festival debut at the prestigious Gilded Balloon in August. Lucie's heil-arious autobiographical solo comedy unravels the life of a German-Jewish immigrant girl, fascinated by Der Fuhrer at age 4. 'Lucie Pohl: Hi, Hitler' will be performed at 9.30pm on Wednesday, September 10, 2014.
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).
Lucie wrapped production this summer in Istanbul 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).