The Lilliput Troupe: A Play in Seven Dwarfs

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This is the remarkable true story of the Ovitz siblings—seven Jewish vaudevillians with dwarfism who endure a year in Josef Mengele's laboratory. Structured as a vaudevillian retelling of Snow White, the play follows the Ovitzes on their journey from the mystical Transylvanian village of Rozavlea to Poland, where they come to know the most notorious war criminal of the twentieth century as "Uncle." The Lilliput Troupe spotlights the twisted relationship between captor and captive, the weight of survival, and the place of theatrics in a world of war.

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Original or Prominent Production: First New York reading of the play at the Fisher Center, June 23, 2015.
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Original Language: English

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