|Mein Uncle, An Absurdist Fairytale About The Seeds Of Inhumanity
| Open: 05/29/14 Close: 06/08/14
Based on the true story of Geli Raubal, niece to the most infamous villain in history, Mein Uncle, an absurdist fairytale about the seeds of inhumanity, is a love story, ruled by mystery, obsession and ultimately, madness. Mein Uncle is a tale of love gone terribly wrong, an absurdist look at the bizarre secret relationship that influenced the man behind the darkest event of the 20th century.
"My entire life I’ve lived with the history of the Holocaust and its devastating effects on the world, the Jews, and my own family. The idea of exploring Adolf Hitler and his relationships is not something I ever addressed. However, after learning about Geli Raubal, I became fascinated with her story; how her life, and death, affected this man, and changed his life, ultimately for the worse,” shares creator Aliza Shane. “The more I read, the more I realized that this is a story that needed to be told. This is not a story that 'explains' or excuses Hitler or his actions - rather, it’s a microscopic look at a relationship that may have been the last straw in a life already set on a path of destruction."
About the Company: 3 Voices Theatre
Is an NYC-based theatre company committed to organic theatre, new play evolution, creative collaboration and development of the Artistic Voice. The “three voices” represent the three primary voices in creating a play: Playwright, Director and Actor. Each component is equally vital to the process and we believe that the best art is that which comes from the collaboration of all three voices. We also believe that an artist can have more than one voice, and we encourage using multiple voices – actors who have stories to write, playwrights who love to act, etc. – there’s room to explore all variations with 3V Theatre in a safe and supportive environment.
Mein Uncle marks the first major production for 3V. The company has produced three staged reading events -- Threesomes, Say Uncle! and Caged -- for which scripts about a specific theme were solicited over a two-week period, then assigned to a director and team of actors. This creative team had one-two rehearsals before presenting in a staged reading format for the public.