Hitler'sTherapist is the world premiere of a new
Carey Harrison one-act play, which the Woodstock Players Theater Company
are presenting in a staged, rehearsed reading, directed by the author. The play tells the story of Anna, a psycho-analyst whom Adolf Hitler
consults during the 1930s, because she is the only non-Jewish analyst he
can find, and he has a severe problem: the only woman he will ever love
in his lifetime, his half-niece Geli Raubal, whom he is holding
prisoner against her will in his apartment, wants to kill herself. Can
Anna-Maria save the day? And who is the one who really needs help -
Hitler, or his niece? The play has many unanticipated twists, leading to
a climax no less astonishing than its subject matter.
Hitler's Therapist, directed by Carey Harrison, features Elisabeth Henry as Anna-Maria, and
Phillip X. Levine as her nephew, Geoffrey. Costume and set designs by Claire Lambe.
The reading will take place on June 16 at 3 pm at the Kleinert/James Art Center of the Woodstock Guild in the center of the village of Woodstock. Please go to the Byrdcliffe Festival website for further information, reservation and tickets. All tickets for all Festival events are $20 and can be purchased online or at the door - NO ticket sales over the phone! There will also be NO physical tickets. Please print out your receipt if you have purchased tickets online. However, if you accidentally forget to bring your receipt to the performance, we will have your name on a ticket holders list for that particular performance. Note there are also festival passes for $100 that allow access to all events on offer.
Hedgerow Specimen was directed by the author, designed
by Claire Lambe, with stellar cast comprising: Violet Snow, Ric Bennett, Holly Graff and Joseph
*See our UP Next page for audience responses to the premiere of the play in June*
Synopsis: it is the story of a woman who, one evening, kisses her children goodnight and goes out for a walk, and keeps on walking for 27 years. She travels on foot across America, accompanied only by her pet snail. Her idyllic journey comes to a halt when she witnesses a murder and is drawn into a relationship with the murderer - and a new mission.