Celebrating a SOLD OUT RUN
at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival!
"Directed with real style and feeling by Sarah Norris,
the play features five impressive performances."
"The freshest drama I saw all Fringe...
perhaps it will become a modern Fringe classic,
providing a strong message for our times."
"I left the room utterly gobsmacked at the level of talent
that I had just had the pleasure of watching."
"One of the hits of the season...nothing could be more relevant or
more perfectly presented."
"Completely different to anything I have seen at this year's Fringe!"
"Slick, smart production by New Light Theater Project"
"Innovative and powerfully original."
"Tightly performed and directed work...the humour cuts like barbed wire."
"It is particularly relevant to be reminded that fascism and far-right brainwashing can happen so insidiously that the end results just look like normal people; these young girls are both victim and complicit, and remain emphatically human throughout."
"Hitler's Tasters touts an unlikely subject for comedy, and yet it succeeds -- brilliantly!"
"A thought-provoking piece that I strongly recommend seeing."
"Michelle Kholos Brooks beautifully depicts this twisted tale
of honour and sacrifice for one’s country."
"Wonderful writing, wonderful performances."
"A curious and thought provoking piece."
"Thoughtful and unsettling piece of work."
"Hitler’s Tasters is at times bizarre, often provocative and consistently disturbing."
"The entire female cast has a tremendous sense of sisterhood."
"Highly engaging and striking piece of ensemble work."
"Funny, disturbing, great performances all around...Go see it!"
Michael Sheen, Olivier-nominated actor
SUMMER ON THE ROAD
July 5 - 14, 2019 @ North Shore Center in Chicago
produced by Orchard street productions
July 23 & 25, 2019 @ 59E59 Theaters in nyc
East to Edinburgh Festival in NYC
August 2 - 24, 2019 @ Edinburgh Fringe Festival
Greenside - Olive Studio
sold out run!!!
sold out run!!!
There are many mature and possibly triggering themes in this production that may be sensitive or controversial, including dialogue on sexual assault, politics, war and race. Please speak with a staff representative if you would like further details about this production prior to the show at: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Learn more of the history of Hitler's food tasters from this BBC article:
'The women who tasted Hitler's food' by Holly Williams, featuring our playwright, Michelle Kholos Brooks
Check out Hitler's Tasters in the LA Times:
'Age 28, going on 12: How adult actors pull off playing children onstage' by Stuart Miller, featuring interviews from Michelle Kholos Brooks, Sarah Norris, & Hallie Griffin
Check out our cast in the Chicago Tribune:
'Survival is Complicated for Hitler's Tasters' by Myrna Petlicki, featuring interviews from Hallie Griffin, MaryKathryn Kopp, Kaitlin Paige Longoria, & Hannah Mae Sturges
Photos by Hunter Canning / @huntercanning
Highly Recommended **** Under the careful direction, almost choreographed movement by Sarah Norris...'Hitler’s Tasters' is an interesting concept & 90 minutes of enjoyment.”
Around the Town Chicago
The story has packed a wallop...Kaitlin Paige Longoria, MaryKathryn Kopp, Hallie Griffin, and Hannah Mae Sturges portray characters rich enough to haunt the audience long after the show is over.”
Splash Magazine Chicago
Fascinating...the ensemble cast of 'Hitler's Tasters' does a fine job of making the lives of these young women come to life.”
Eloise Marie Valadez
Northwest Indiana Times
Written by Michelle Kholos Brooks
Direction & Stage Management by Sarah Norris †
Choreography by Ashlee Wasmund
Fight Choreography by Frances Ramos
Costume Design by Ashleigh Poteat †
Lighting Design by Christina Tang
Sound Design by Carsen Joenk
Scenic Concept by An-lin Dauber
Stage Management by Courtney Knysch †
For press inquiries at the EdFringe 2019,
please email Chloé Nelkin at:
† indicates NLTP company member - click on name for more info
"One of the best soundtracks compiled for a play I have ever heard."
Front Row Center
Sir Babygirl, Spud Cannon, Pretty Polly, Hurray for the Riff Raff, Ellen Winter,
and Amy Leon
...maybe a little Madonna
Click image above for bios and links.
Original NYC Company
@ IRT Theater
Photo by Hunter Canning
The ALL FEMALE Hitler's Tasters Team
@ Greenside Infirmary
A dark comedy about the young women who have the “honor” of being Adolf Hitler’s food tasters. Based on true events, Hitler’s Tasters explores the way girls navigate sexuality, friendship, patriotism, and poison during the Third Reich. Using an anachronistic retelling of an historical footnote, Hitler’s Tasters considers what girls discuss as they wait to see if they will survive another meal.