1936, Berlin. When Jewish athlete Helene Mayer is selected for the Nazis' Olympic Squad, she realizes she is fighting for much more than gold. More…
From the show:
Based on a true story, 'Games' is a cautionary tale for our times. A multi-award-winning, sell-out success, the show received won the Adelaide Fringe Weekly Award and received astonishing 14, five and four-star reviews in Edinburgh where it was called: *****"Breathtaking and powerful, Henry Naylor's Games is sharp, funny and poignant- a must see." EdFest Magazine; ***** "A truly genius piece of writing" Voice Mag.
See it if you are interested in the themes of the growth of Nazism, sports, prejudice and past unheralded women sports figures fighting discrimination
Don't see it if you dislike characters telling their stories to the audience with little dialog, characterizations that are not in-depth & no new insights.
See it if Deals with 2 German athletes and the 1936 Olympic games. Adds useful texture to understanding of the period. I wanted to like it -but didn't
Don't see it if Terrible staging, so-so acting, fair script, poor casting will overwhelm the important message. Note that it is short - 75 minutes.
See it if You Don’t expect a real play but basically two monologues about two female Jewish athletes in Nazi Germany.
Don't see it if You are looking for a “ full “ production with great acting. The actors try quite hard but they are very uneven.