Acclaimed Nazi Drama ‘Reunion’ at Nenagh Arts Centre

Fred Uhlman’s play ‘Reunion’ which takes place at 8p.m. on Saturday 12th  February in Nenagh Arts Centre, tells the gripping story of two sixteen year old boys and their time together at school in Stuttgart, as the clouds of Nazism gather on the horizon.

Actor Daniel Reardon recalls being a sixteen year old Jewish boy Hans Schwartz who left Germany as the terrifying spectre of Fascism was approaching. Hans is the son of a Stuttgart doctor who asserts that the rise of the Nazis is a like a “temporary illness, something like measles which will pass off as soon as the economic situation improves.” The future Holocaust is unthinkable for these characters but it looms over the story. Han’s new school friend, the young Count Konradin Von Hohenfel’s mother keeps a portrait of Hitler on her dresser. The two boys share their most private thoughts and during trips to Western Germany they discuss poetry and the past and present of their country, not realizing the future presents a calamity for them.

The author, Fred Uhlman was born in Stuttgart in 1901 and as an anti-Nazi lawyer was forced to leave Germany in 1933 for England, where he became a well-known painter.

This production, adapted by Ronan Wilmott, from the New Theatre in Dublin has been lauded by critics, with special praise being heaped on Reardon’s performance – notably the Sunday Tribune: “Daniel Reardon’s lead performance is nothing short of breath-taking”

Patrons call into the Arts Centre in the Town Hall, Banba Square, Nenagh to purchase tickets. Tickets are €15 and booking online for all Arts Centre events is available at www.nenagharts.com

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