Eleanor's Story: An American Girl In Hitler’s Germany

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7 Venues

Masonic - Owl Room at Gluttony - Masonic Lodge North Terrace

254 North Tce, Adelaide, SA, 5000

Entrance is to the right of the main entrance to the building

The Bally at Gluttony - Rymill Park

Rymill Park / Mullawirraburka, Corner of East Terrace and Rundle Rd, Adelaide, SA, 5000

Largs Bay RSL

17 Carnarvon Terrace, Largs North SA, Australia

Rail and Bus to the door. The Club backs on to Largs North Railway station. with side lane way access to the club.

Theatre Two at The Parks Theatres

46 Cowan St, Angle Park, SA, 5010

Corner of Yerta Walk and Cowan Street. Entrance is opposite playground.

Domain Theatre at Marion Cultural Centre

287 Diagonal Rd, Oaklands Park, SA, 5046

Victor Harbor Town Hall

10-12 Coral St, Victor Harbor, SA, 5211

The Pocket at Stirling Fringe

Stirling Lawns / Piccadillyangga (Coventry Library Lawns), 63 Mt Barker Rd, Stirling, SA, 5152

Content warnings


Depicts Violence:

Occasional, Mild

Other Warnings:

Loud noises

Please note:

World War 2 Accounts from a German Perspective

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About this event

'American Child Under Fascist Dictatorship' Eleanor Ramrath Garner's best-selling memoir, detailing her youth as a U.S. citizen trapped in Nazi Berlin during WWII, has been adapted by granddaughter Ingrid Garner into an internationally award-winning performance. 'Eleanor's Story: An American Girl in Hitler's Germany' 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. Eleanor struggles to maintain stability, hope, and identity in a world of terror and contrasts. Her family faces hunger, fascist oppression, bombings, the final fierce battle for Berlin, the Russian invasion, and the terrors of Soviet occupancy.

Presented by:
AJZ Productions

AJZ Productions is a not for profit innovative arts organisation established in 2012 and is led by award winning theatre maker Alirio Zavarce and produced by Juliette Zavarce. AJZ Productions ethos is to provide quality art experiences for the broader community. It engages with artists and creatives from a variety of performance genres to produce and present theatre experiences and events that step outside the norm. AJZ Productions has a focus on creating quality, innovative original new work.

Throughout the past six years AJZ Productions has established strong arts and non-arts partnerships and has produced many successful projects and tour ready work. It has produced multiple award winning shows which include – ‘‘The Book of Loco’, ‘The Migration Project’, ‘Bureau of Complaints’


  • “It is a poignant story for history buffs and theatre lovers alike, with powerful morals and messages.She has done her grandmother proud.” - Celeste Villani, The Advertiser
  • “Ingrid Garner’s solo performance is remarkable – a thing of elegance that delivers unique insight into an important piece of human history.” - Sebastian Cooper, In daily
  • “This powerful and deeply personal piece has ensured that Eleanor’s tale is accessible and still (sadly) completely relevant to our time.” - Amie Kendall, Fringe Review UK

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