While this show is going on at the Hollywood Fringe in Los Angeles. The show was actually created and Produced in Orange County.
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When you talk about a war not lacking in coverage, WW2 might be the most covered war in America’s history (no actual research on this). Because of this serious saturation of media, we are all very familiar with this period– Nazis were vicious, Hitler was a huge prick, and there was, of course, a serious loss of life in the infamous death camps, which are now the standard by which many people measure humanity’s capacity for evil. They are vitally important stories, but since they are told so often, I don’t usually jump at the chance to see another one of these shows. And it occurs to me, do I need to see another WW2 show? Maybe Schindler’s List got it right the first time.
It turns out the answer to my question is yes. After watching Ingrid Garner, granddaughter to author Eleanor Garner, act out a play based on Eleanor’s life story, the answer is a resounding yes. The space brings with it the realization that this story I have heard over and over again was not that long ago. It is still very relevant and worthy of attention. All alone, Ingrid Garner tells us a passionate and youthful story about the dangers of war and its destructive power on everything it touches. This story is taken from the perspective of a young Eleanor, who was very much a child when her family made the mistake of moving to Germany during WW2. While watching this play, we grow up with Eleanor as she learns how to adapt to Nazi Germany and experiences a life vastly different from her American one. Continue Reading
Eleanor’s Story is a one-woman, hour-long dramatic play by CSUF graduate Ingrid Garner, the grand-
Photography credit: Richard Maritzer
daughter of Eleanor Ramrath Garner, who authored the award-winning autobiography Ingrid, adapted into this show. It will be playing at the Hollywood Fringe June 14 – 27th. The show is about an American girl and her family’s trials and tribulations while living in World War II Berlin. Ingrid, Eleanor’s “actual” granddaughter, plays her grandmother in this production. The production premiered a year ago at Cal State Fullerton, and it’s been making its rounds through the international theatre circuit ever since – Adelaide Fringe and the Fringe World Festival (both in Australia), to name a few. Continue Reading