Hitler’s Daughter at WHBPAC
Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center, 76 Main Street, Westhampton Beach, NY. 11978.
Based on the novel by Jackie French, Hitler’s Daughter is a compelling story within a story. As four friends wait for the school bus one rainy morning, Anna begins to tell the tale of Heidi, daughter of the most hated man in history. The play switches between 1940s Nazi Germany and contemporary Australia as one of the friends, Mark, becomes engrossed in Anna’s story. Could Heidi have stopped the atrocities of genocide, war and hate her father raged on the world during World War II? Would Mark have acted differently in her place? Heidi’s story leads him to question his own identity and the world around him. This inventive, engaging and moving piece will have students and educators discussing morality, personal responsibility, and prejudice long after they leave the theatre. The performance also features a front-of-house Holocaust exhibition developed in collaboration with the Sydney Jewish Museum.
Grades 5 – 12
65 Minutes plus Q & A