WINNER “Best of Fest” Edmonton Fringe, 2015
WINNER “Critics Choice" Fringe World , 2015
★★★★★ "A rare intimacy, superb storytelling and a truly important story to tell.”
Adelaide Theatre Guide
★★★★★ "Unforgettable—a must-see for history buffs and theatre-aficionados alike.”
Fringe Review UK
COMING OF AGE IN WAR
Eleanor Ramrath Garner’s acclaimed memoir, detailing her youth as a U.S. citizen trapped in WWII Berlin, has been adapted by granddaughter Ingrid Garner into an internationally award-winning performance. "Eleanor's Story" traces 9-year-old Eleanor’s path from the U.S. to Germany, where her family moves in pursuit of work during the Depression. But when war breaks out as they are crossing the Atlantic, return home becomes impossible. While desperate for Allied victory, Eleanor’s family must endure allied bombings, hunger, gestapo threats, and finally, the horrors of Russian occupation.
This true story, with its themes of social and political turmoil, is strikingly relevant almost 80 years later. Ingrid Garner delivers an intimate and universal account of women and children in wartime. What unfolds is a child’s odyssey of survival as she struggles to maintain stability, hope, and identity in a world of terror and contrasts.
ARTS COURT (Venue 2 - ODD Box)
2 Daly Ave
Sat. June 18th - 5:00pm
Sun. June 19th - 9:00pm
Mon. June 20th - 10:00pm
Thurs. June 23rd - 7:30pm
Sat. June 25th - 6:30pm
Sun. June 26th - 5:00pm
Tickets & Info:
Hello all, my name is Ingrid Garner, I am performing at the Ottawa Fringe starting tomorrow and I'm told the subject matter may be of interest to Ottawa's Jewish community. It’s an adaption of my grandmother’s award-winning memoir about her experience growing up as an American stuck in WWII Berlin. While it is not a holocaust story (my family was not Jewish) the show has been graciously received by Jewish organizations worldwide as it relates to the suffering of women and children in wartime, in a global sense. Press Release, Dates/Times, and ticket link in the description. Thank you for your time!