The Stage “intense and sharply witty”
The Upcoming “dark, tragic and thought provoking”
The Public Reviews “Jordan McCurrach as Rudi is a treat to watch”
“a startling play complete with sharp performances” The Londonist
“an exceptionally fluid show that maintains a commanding rhythm” Time Out
“Moscovitch and her director Blythe Stewart are to be congratulated for providing a thoughtful exploration of a sensitive aspect of recent history.” Whatsonstage
“Stewart’s production rattles along with tremendous pace” Exeunt
“Hannah Moscovitch’s play hits all the right notes with fantastic sense of tempo, pressure and heart.” A Younger Theatre
Standing outside his father’s study in Paraguay, Rudi is smoking cigarettes. It has been seven years since he left his family and their history behind him. As a teenager Rudi grew up blissfully unaware his father was a Nazi SS doctor at Auschwitz. When a friend reveals the truth, Rudi flees to Berlin to invent a new life. In the archives of a library he meets Sarah, the daughter of a Holocaust survivor. Rudi’s path to redemption blurs as the past catches up with him and he is forced to confront his father and their history.
East of Berlin premiered in Toronto in 2009 to critical acclaim and was nominated for a Governor General Award and the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize.
“An evening of theatre that you miss strictly at your own peril” The Toronto Star
This production contains mild violence and scenes of a sexual nature. Please note that there will be smoking throughout the performance.
Image designed by Francesca Tortora.
Seth Rook Williams
Keri Danielle Chesser