Do monsters breed monsters? That’s the question we’re forced to ask when Rudi discovers, in his teens, that his father served as an SS Doctor at Auschwitz. Set in 1970, Rudi the young adult stands outside of his father’s study revisiting the major events in his life. From the discovery of this secret, to his friendship with Hermann, and a relationship with the daughter of a Jewish survivor, Rudi tries to come to terms with a horrific past that he had no part of. With love, guilt, redemption and sins unimaginable, East of Berlin examines hidden victims of the Holocaust.
R&D Productions is proud to present their inaugral show with Canadian Hannah Moscovitch’s East of Berlin. Opening on remembrance day, this play appropriately examines one of the most significant events in human history: the Holocaust, from an often ignored perspective. In a respectable and insightful manner, East of Berlin makes us think about one’s history and how deep it needs to be buried in order to remain in the past.
Directed by Ryan Trepanier
Stage Managed by David Rundle
Gregory Cruikshank as Rudi
Robert Brown as Hermann
Crystal Jonasson as Sarah
Friday, November 11th @ 8:00pm
Saturday, November 12th @ 2:00pm
Saturday, November 12th @ 8:00pm
Friday, November 18th @ 8:00pm
Saturday, November 19th @ 2:00pm
Saturday, November 19th @ 8:00pm
All shows are at the Staircase Theatre located on 27 Dundurn Street North in Hamilton.
Tickets are $15 and can be reserved ahead of time by emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Space is limited to 67 seats per performance, so advance reservations are strongly recommended to guarantee seats.
As a disclaimer, this production will include the smoking of herbal cigarettes, firearms (no gunfire), strong language and suggestive sexual content. Discretion is advised