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. In the play we meet Anna-Maria, an elderly psycho-analyst who describes
how Adolf Hitler consulted her during the 1930s, because she was 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. As Anna-Maria tells her troubled nephew, Geoffrey, about the outcome, we discover, along with Geoffrey, twists and turns beyond our wildest imaginings.
Hitler's Therapist, directed by Carey Harrison, features Mourka 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 15 at 5:30 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.