Love in Dark Times


The play’s leading character is Anda, a young Jewish woman from Cologne who survived thanks to a relationship with a young Wehrmacht officer who fell in love with her. They lived in a secret apartment rented by the German in Cologne, until the day he was sent to the Russian front. Before leaving, the officer provided her with false documents permitting her to escape Germany and live in Switzerland.


Original or Prominent Production: Love in Dark Times was performed in Drachengasse Vienna, Austria in 2005; Stadttheater Aachen, Germany in 2006; and Rotebühltheater Stuttgart, Germany in 2007.
Original Source Material: The plot of this play was inspired by the playwright’s meeting and talks in Wiesbaden, Germany, with a woman survivor of the Holocaust and her husband.
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