Posted Thursday 22 Jun 2017
"Make the lie big, make it simple, keep saying it, and eventually they will believe it." - Adolf Hitler
WIFTer and writer Desiree Gezentsvey is thrilled to announce the upcoming world premiere of her latest play, Caging Skies, at Wellington's Circa Theatre in August - and we reckon it sounds like a thought-provoking night at the theatre.
Johannes, a zealous member of the Vienna Hitler Youth, discovers a fateful secret - his family is hiding a young Jewish woman, Elsa, in their home. Her life in his hands, Johannes and Elsa embark on a gripping journey of obsession and love that blurs the lines between the captive and the free, the victorious and the defeated, as the horrors of the war unfold around them and each must find a way to survive.
Based on Christine Leunens' novel of the same title, nominated for the Prix Medicis and the Prix FNAC 2007, Caging Skies is a must-see psychological drama that examines truth and lies at both political and personal levels, a play of universal relevance and consequence, not only as an echo of past events that shook humankind to its core, but as a confronting reflection of what is currently happening around us. Directed by Andrew Foster.
August 12 - September 9