Ivan and Adolf: The Last Man In Hell
date. May-June, 2015
venue. Irving Greenberg Theatre Centre, Irene's Pub, Pressed, St. Alban's
credits. Stephen Vicchio
Ivan Karamazov cannot understand a God who allows the existence of evil. Adolf Hitler quite possibly embodies the most horrific evil imaginable. Lingering together as the last residents of Hell, who will be the last man out? Is it worse to be a morally corrupted person, or one who cannot forgive that person no matter what? Is it possible to forgive without forgetting? Is it possible to forget without forgiving? This sometimes disturbing, sometimes humorous, always poignant new play explores the nature and power of forgiveness.
This play was presented as a staged reading and audience discussion in alternate (non-theatre) spaces. As this year marked the 70th anniversary of the end of WWII and the liberation of concentration camps, this philosophical story with both a fictional character (Ivan) and real life historical figure (Adolf) raises important and potentially controversial questions relevant to all humanity.
THE ARTISTIC TEAM
GEORGE DUTCH (Dramaturge) | JONATHAN HARRIS (Director) | SUSAN MARRINER (Graphics Designer)
JASMINE BOWEN (Sophie) | JEFF LEFEBVRE (Ivan Karamazov) | DAVID PLOUFFE (Adolf Hitler)
THE PRODUCTION TEAM
FLO ALEXANDER (Production Assistant) | KATHY ARNOLD (Production Photographer) | CHRYSTAL CANN (Associate Producer) | ASHLEY DUNK (Hospitality Assistant) | JONATHAN HARRIS (Producing Artistic Director) | BETSY JOHNSON (Front of House Manager) | SARAH NIEMAN (Stage Manager) | MISHELLE STOTT (Hospitality Coordinator)
THE DISCUSSION PANELISTS
REVEREND DR. ANTHONY BAILEY | ALEXANDRA BENDER | RABBI DR. REUVEN P. BULKA | EMILY DUFFIN | VIOLA THOMAS