Eleanor’s Story is an adaptation of Eleanor Ramrath Garner’s autobiography growing up as an American girl caught in World War II Berlin.
In the fall of 1939, at 9 years old, Eleanor and her family left New York on the SS Hamburg bound for Germany. A new job and a secure financial future awaited her father in Berlin. Half-way across the Atlantic, Hitler declared war on Poland and their return to America became impossible.
This is the true story of Eleanor Ramrath Garner growing up as an American trapped in Nazi Germany during WWII. Adapted for the stage and performed by her granddaughter Ingrid, Eleanor’s bestselling autobiography details her youth struggling to maintain stability, hope, and identity in a world of terror and contrasts. Her family faces hunger, Gestapo threats, carpet bombing, the final fierce battle for Berlin, the Russian invasion and the horrors of Soviet occupancy.
The play exposes audiences to an entirely unique story about World War II and provides insight into the seldom reported lives of civilians in wartime.
- Eleanor’s Story
- Tuesday, October 24 at 7:00pm
- Doors open 6pm, entrance via Supper Room
- Refreshments available
- Streaky Bay Institute Hall, 29 Alfred Terrace
- Bookings: Streaky Bay Visitor Centre, Ph. 0427 706 454
Tix on sale NOW!
- Adult $26
- Group 6+ $23
- Under 17 $10
Show duration 65 minutes
Presented by Country Arts SA and Jally Entertainment and supported by the Streaky Bay Presenter Group and the District Council of Streaky Bay.
Don’t Act Your Age – Theatre workshops for Seniors!
The Mid West Health Aged Care Inc. group; the Streaky Bay Presenter group; Country Arts SA and the District Council of Streaky Bay have joined forces to present FREE workshops in theatre and performance for seniors. If you are in Streaky Bay on Monday 23–Tuesday 24 October 2017 and want to have some ‘licensed’ fun come and join Allan Hendry and his theatre group of the Vintage Theatre Co-Op and ‘Don’t Act Your Age’.
A combined performance will be held in Wudinna on Friday 27 October for willing participants followed by a lunch.
Want to join the Presenter Group?
The Streaky Bay Presenter Group are a passionate group of approximately 13 community members. The group meet about three times a year and support the bump in, bump out and performance of high quality shows to your town!
If you want to be a part of this fun group contact Tracy McEvoy on 8626 1325 (After hours weekdays).
Images: Jally entertainment