Eleanor's Story: An American Girl in Hitler's Germany

solo performance · offending shadows · Ages 12+ · one person show · United States of America

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Review by REBECCA SIGL
June 08, 2015

My overall impression

This show was absolutely lovely! The charming actress transforms seamlessly into different characters in the life of Eleanor, who happens to be the actresses grandmother in real life. The experience of witnessing a granddaughter tell her grandmother’s story spoke to the heart of storytelling tradition on a meta level. She gives us the living breathing depiction of an experience being passed from generation to generation. I really loved that aspect of this show. The story itself is based on an autobiography of the same name. It gives the audience a perspective of WWII that has not been as heavily featured in pop culture as others, and that is that of the citizens of Berlin. Really thought provoking, at times harrowing, and really beautiful. I would highly recommend this one!

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