This event is part of Perth Festival of the Arts
Ingrid Garner performs her internationally acclaimed, theatrical adaptation of her grandmother Eleanor Ramrath Garner's award-winning memoir, detailing her youth as an American caught in WWII Berlin.
Part 1: An American Girl in Hitler's Germany
Adapted by Ingrid Garner
Directed by Craig Tyrl
During the Great Depression, when she is nine, Eleanor's family moves from her beloved America to Germany, where a new job awaits her father. But war breaks out as her family is crossing the Atlantic and return to the United States becomes impossible. Eleanor struggles to maintain stability, hope and identity in a world of terror and contrasts. Her family faces hunger, carpet bombings, gestapo threats, the final fierce battle for Berlin, the Russian invasion, and the terrors of Soviet occupancy.
This true story, with its themes of social and political turmoil, is strikingly relevant almost 80 years later. Ingrid Garner, the show's writer and sole performer, enacts the universal yet seldom reported experience of civilians in wartime. In a thoroughly physical production, accompanied by sound, images and video, the audience is immersed in her grandmother's harrowing journey of survival.
Running Time: 60 mins. Age Guidance 12+ (Mild sexual references and descriptions of disturbing wartime events.)
Telegraph's #1 Theatre Pick, Edinburgh Fringe 2017
WINNER! 'Critics Choice Award' Fringe World 2015, Perth, Australia.
Festival audiences also have the opportunity to see Eleanor's Story - Part 2
at 2.30pm. Tickets are available for each show individually or as a discounted ticket for both shows at Eleanor's Story Parts 1 & 2
£15 per part; £21.50 for both parts; Disabled/Unemployed/Students £13 per part or £19.50 for both parts (inc. £1.50 booking fee per ticket); Under 16s £11.50 per part; £14 for both parts (inc £1.50 booking fee per ticket); Carers go free when accompanying the person they care for
Add soup and a sandwich for just £5.00 (book until 12 noon the day before)