As the world unknowingly sits on the brink of the Second World War, boy meets girl at a summer camp exclusively for American youth of German descent.
Immersed in the seemingly idyllic world of summer pastimes, the two teenagers embark upon a first relationship, each searching for identity and acceptance. But soon, they become dangerously consumed by the camp’s real aim: the preaching of Nazi ideology that will ultimately threaten to destroy them, and set the worldwide stage for global atrocity, devastation and genocide.
Bess Wohl’s (Grand Horizons, Small Mouth Sounds, Pretty Filthy) Camp Siegfried offers an intoxicating glimpse into infatuation and indoctrination in this world premiere production starring Patsy Ferran and Luke Thallon.
Age Recommendation: 16+
Wohl’s play is a tenderly, carefully constructed piece
An insightful piece about the frightening appeal of fascism
A compelling, crackling drama heightened by modern politics
Patsy Ferran and Luke Thallon give superb performances in this sensitive drama about a real-life fascist summer camp on Long Island
Bess Wohl two-hander gets a superlative production
Disquieting character study
Transfixingly plausible tale of Nazi youth in 1930s America
This is high-quality work by a team of extraordinarily bright creatives
Patsy Ferran and Luke Thallon make this worth seeing
Skilful and heartfelt
Young Nazis in love on Long Island