Full casting has been announced for the upcoming production, playing at the Waterloo East Theatre from the 3rd to the 29th October.
Clare, A young woman at university happens upon an English translation of a play written by Hitler’s favourite playwright and it upsets her entire world view. She can’t help but see strong parallels in how the media was manipulated then, and now. Filled with anxiety that the world she lives in is not as noble as everyone is led to believe, she digs deeper, and deeper and deeper. Jumps down a rabbit hole that eventually isolates her from everyone she knows and loves. Her friends shun her, her parents demean her, her work fires her, her teachers expel her. If the truth is the truth then why won’t anyone listen? Her anger consumes her. Her thoughts turn extreme, she finds extremists to confide in… and they begin planning, something dangerous..
On Clare’s quest for truth, does she become her worst fear, or reveal her worst fear?
Craft Theatre’s upcoming production has taken Hanns Johst’s Schlageter, an expression of Nazi ideology, with all of its very real Nazi perspective, and juxtaposed the piece with contemporary political rhetoric from leaders around the globe.
Casting for the production is set to include: Ryan Prescott, Miranda Shamiso, Thomas Thoroe, Rita Du Vale Capela, Lucas John Mahoney, Helen Foster, Craig Edgely, Louise Goodfield and Sajjad Pal.
A Nazi Comparison is a combination of hard hitting realism with occasional dark humour to tell the story of a human awakening, aligning the emotional revelations on stage with the personal realisations that the audience members themselves are encouraged to experience.
Craft Theatre creates productions which is dedicated to creating opportunities for debate, discussion, activism and community connection, for those that are looking for ways to be active, for ways to support their core values and to combat hate.
A Nazi Comparison will run at the Waterloo East Theatre from the 3rd to the 29th October. For more information and to book tickets visit: http://www.waterlooeast.co.uk/a%20nazi%20comparison.html