Thursday 12 October @ 8.00 pm, $35.00 Ad $30.00 Con $25 Stud
In the fall of 1939, at 9 years old, Eleanor and her family left New York on the
SS Hamburg bound for Germany. A new job and a secure financial future awaited her
father in Berlin. Half-way across the Atlantic, Hitler declared war on Poland and
return to America became impossible.
This is the true story of Eleanor Ramrath Garner growing up as an American in
Nazi Germany during WWII. Adapted for the stage, her award-winning autobiography
details her youth struggling to maintain stability, hope, and identity in a world
of terror and contrasts. Her family faces hunger, Gestapo threats, carpet bombing,
the final fierce battle for Berlin, the Russian invasion and the terrors of
Soviet occupancy. The play will expose audiences to an entirely unique story
about the horrors of war and help them to understand that every casualty of war
is a person, not a number.