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A gripping, intelligent and unlikely story that sees coming of age meet historical apocalypse.
Set in Berlin, 1945, three young boys huddle for days in the sewers as Russian tanks rumble through the streets above. Through membership of the Hitler Youth, the boys are conditioned to fight to the last bullet but, almost paralysed by fear and indecision, they bicker among themselves as they determine how to survive.
A play about history and our children, warfare and freewill.
Cast : 3M, 1F
Currency Press | 978-0-86819-937-5 | Sales rights: worldwide | PB
TOBY SCHMITZ graduated from NIDA in 1999. An accomplished actor, his work in theatre includes:
Much Ado About Nothing (Bell Shakespeare Company),
Hamlet (La Boite Theatre),
The Wild Duck and
Ruben Guthrie (Belvoir),
The Emperor of Sydney,
The Marvellous Boy and
The Woman with Dog’s Eyes (Griffin Theatre). Toby won the Patrick White Award (2002) for his play
Lucky, which was performed by ATYP and in 2004 his play
Chicks Will Dig You! won the Australian National Playwrights Award.