by Charles Way
At the end of WWII, 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. They set off down a road fraught with danger, hunger and uncertainty to return the young boy to his family. Inspired by a true story, Nivelli’s War is a vivid and moving theatrical account of an incredible journey and magical friendship.
"When the magician pulls a flower out of thin air, and you see the fascination on the faces of children and adults alike, you’ll realize, that the true magic is not in the performer’s sleight of hand or a secret pocket full of poker cards, but in the fact that joy has the power to diminish hate."- Theatre Is Easy
Pages: 40 pg
Casting Breakdown: 14 roles | Doubling possible for as few as 5 actors
Estimated Run Time: 65 minutes (Can be cut for competition)
Audience Recommendation: 6+
Availability: Performance licenses are only available in the United States and Canada
Originally produced by Cahoots in association with Lyric Theare, Belfast Ireland, in 2017.