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 can see the parallels between Nazi Germany and Trump's America, you are interested in the Olympics and an episode of forgotten history
Don't see it if you like to see a lot of characters onstage, you want a lighthearted comedy, you close your eyes to politics
See it if 2 talanted actors with 3 boxes and 3 screens are able to tell the story about up's and downs of famous and not so famous Jewish sportsmens
Don't see it if denying Holocaust, approve Hitler;like more people on stage and prefer musicals.
See it if Nazi sport history told by 2 Jewish athletes; 70 min with smooth scene change; simple effective staging; identity struggle against labeling
Don't see it if documentary style, talky with little action or interaction; literary devices applied with traces; plot too heroic and somehow implausible
See it if you enjoy gripping narrative plays about the different ways oppression is dealt with by individuals. Enjoy learning about interesting people
Don't see it if want interplay between actors, don't like plays that are basically just narrative, mind some historical issues,
See it if Excellent depiction of 2 Jewish female athletes competing in the 1936 Berlin Olympics. Everything about this play was outstanding.
Don't see it if The two female actors, the storyline, the direction are just excellent. Without question one of the better off Broadway shows I've seen
See it if you are interested in a fascinating play showing 1 of the reasons why so few people fight the unfairness + horror of totalitarian regimes.
Don't see it if you are not interested in play based on real persons in Nazi Germany which still have meaning for today.
See it if you want a play that tells the story of how a Jewish athlete at the 1936 Olympics wound up competing for and winning much more than a medal.
Don't see it if you like an ensemble cast; there are only two actors on stage.
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.
See it if You enjoy good acting in a well written play about prejudice and hate. Focus is on Jews and Hitler but seems about blacks and Trump.
Don't see it if You cannot pay attention to a talk driven play.
See it if very interesting historical play about a story that is well worth hearing. The acting was mixed, but overall it was good.
Don't see it if you aren't interested in - or upset by - stories concerning Nazis and persecution of Jews.
See it if you're looking to see a well performed, thought-provoking piece set in the build up to the 36 Berlin games.
Don't see it if you're looking for high-end play. This is a bare bones show, 2 person cast, no set to speak of, and a theater that's seen better days
See it if You like sports and history and want to hear unique stories (in monologues) of two Jewish athletes during the Berlin Olympics in 1936
Don't see it if You are looking for a light-hearted production with all the bells and whistles
See it if You are interested in the psychological dilemma that faced Jews in Germany with the rise of Hitler and the question of who you are?
Don't see it if You have no interest in history and the questions that the two women struggled with.
See it if the overlooked stories of women appeal to you, you seek a new perspective on Holocaust stories, you enjoy learning about the Olympics
Don't see it if you are looking for a light, sports-oriented story or you don't want a Holocaust-related narrative.
See it if You want to understand a part of history so ugly from a personal perspective. And you enjoy a quiet powerful performance
Don't see it if YOu are not historically inclined or you have a hard time focusing on play with not that much action, but lots of intrigue