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Imagine 3-times a day, every day—these girls could die for their Führer!
by Michelle Kholos Brooks
Fri, July 05 at 8pm
Sat, July 06 at 8pm
Sun, July 07 at 2pm
Tue, July 09 at 7:30pm
Wed, July 10 at 7:30pm
Thu, July 11 at 7:30pm
Fri, July 12 at 8pm
Sat, July 13 at 2pm
Sat, July 13 at 8pm
Sun, July 14 at 2pm
“It’s such a great essay on the banality of evil and how people sign up
to do evil as long as it serves their purpose. And I also found myself
to be extremely entertained.”
—American Theatre Magazine
“The ensemble is nothing short of breathtaking.”
—New York Theatre Review
Three times a day, every day, a group of young women had the opportunity to die for their country. They were Adolph Hitler’s food tasters. Based on true historical events, Hitler’s Tasters is a dark comedy about the young women who were forced to be Adolph Hitler’s food tasters. And what do girls discuss as they wait to see if they will live through another meal? Like all girls throughout time, they gossip and dream, they question and dance; they want to love, laugh, and above all, they want to survive.
After staged readings in Los Angeles, Pasadena, Houston and eventually New Jersey, Hitler’s Tasters won the 2017 Women Playwrights Series (WPS) Susan Glaspell Award. This culminated in the world premiere at Centenary Stage in April 2018 and paved the way for the New York premiere at IRT Theater in October 2018, where it received wide critical and audience acclaim. The New York production was a pivotal moment for the play: an all-female team drove the hugely successful production and opened doors for further productions in 2019. The next production with the original New York cast will be at the North Shore Center in Skokie in advance of performances at the prestigious Edinburgh Fringe Festival in Edinburgh, Scotland.
“In a world where xenophobia, misogyny, and abuse still seem to be
at every turn, Hitler’s Tasters is a refreshing interpretation of
World War II and its’ ties to modern day, masterfully blending charm
with danger. This is a play that will grip you to the end with its shameless
painting of a world at war and the woman who are slaves to it.”
—New York Theatre Review
“Hitler’s Tasters is a disturbingly entertaining piece of work from a group
of talented women. It’s funny and creepy, but also genuinely interesting
to contemplate…Playwright Michelle Kholos Brooks has tapped into
a fascinating story based solidly in history, making it relevant today,
as scary as that is.”
—Women Around Town