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Joby Earle plays The Puppetmaster of Lodz in Berkshire Theatre Group Opening [Berkshire on Stage]

Wednesday, June 20th, 2012
Herr Finklebaum, The Puppetmaster of Lodz, is played by Joby Earle in his first appearance at the Berkshire Theatre Festival.

Herr Finklebaum, The Puppetmaster of Lodz, is played by Joby Earle in his first appearance at the Berkshire Theatre Festival.

The Puppetmaster of Lodz by Gilles Ségal, translated by Sara O’Connor and directed by Brian Roff will begin Berkshire Theatre Group’s Theatre Festival season at The Unicorn Theatre, 6 East St. in Stockbridge on June 21 with an official press opening on June 23. The cast will include Joby Earle as Finkelbaum, Lee Sellars as Popov/Spencer/Weissfeld/Weissman, Julia Gibson as the Concierge and Jesse Hinson as Schwartzkopf; with set design by Jason Simms, costume design by Antonia Ford-Roberts, lighting design by Japhy Weideman and sound design by Scott Killian.

The Story

A Jewish man has escaped from one of the most notorious concentration camps in Germany only to be yet again imprisoned in an imaginary world. Herr Finkelbaum weaves a story of longing, while caring for his beloved puppets and clinging to a lost reality. Try as he might to create a world far from the tragedy of the camps—he and we are finally faced with the question: will this horrifying war ever end? The Puppetmaster of Lodz is a gripping story of memory and survival.

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