The New Victory Theater presents this show about a six-year-old boy, stranded in the countryside at the close of WWII, and the mysterious tramp who agrees to walk him 200 kilometers to his home. More…
Ernst, a young evacuee from Frankfurt, finds himself alone and far away from home when he meets the mysterious Mr. H, a stranger with a trick or two up his sleeve. Fast friends, they set off down a road fraught with danger, hunger, and uncertainty in order to return the young boy to his family. Delicate piano music and dreamlike stage effects help tell this dramatic tale of two survivors who become allies. Inspired by a true story, 'Nivelli's War' is a vivid and moving theatrical account of an incredible journey and magical friendship. Recommended for ages 8 and up
See it if Enjoy excellent children's theater performed/staged for any age audience. It is not at all treacly. Inspired by true story, this is fine.
Don't see it if You don't like kids in the audience w/you, want only insipid and silly shows, don't want to see any refs to war. Don't like magic.
See it if you want America seen as the villain and the atrocities of the Holocaust reduced to that of a child's magic show.
Don't see it if you want to learn the true story of a Holocaust survivor who lost his whole family in Auschwitz; surviving because the Nazis liked his magic
See it if You like stories that touch your heart and use history in a clever way to tell a moving story
Don't see it if if you like plays that have you leave the theatre in a light mood. This will leave you more thoughtful
See it if Want to take the family out to see a show based on a true story, a show that has something for everyone.
Don't see it if You don't want to explain the Holocaust to children. Noise, lights & smog may scare very young children.
See it if You like a poignant story based on the eyes of a child
Don't see it if You don't want to see a play where significant numbers of children attend