A Happy End

Iddo Netanyahu
The Erdmanns' life in Berlin is tinged with denial. Not only does acclaimed physicist Mark refuse to admit that his marriage to Leah is coming apart at the seams, but it's also 1932, and the Erdmanns are Jewish. Family friend Dieter urges them to heed the signs of impending danger and leave while they still can, but Leah considers the city's cultural scene -- and her love affair with Dieter -- to be her life. Will the Erdmanns choose to seek an unknown future in America, or will their refusal to see the writing on the wall lead them to stay in Berlin and face certain tragedy?
  • Genre: Drama
  • Running Time: 80-90m
  • Cast: 3f, 3m
Reviews

This Week in NY

"A thought-provoking work that handles its familiar subject matter with great care, a tale that will have you wondering what you would do in a similar situation."

Huffington Post

"When does refusal to face reality turn destructive? How long can we ignore the warning signs of our own demise? A Happy End is an intriguing and sobering tale."

Kavkazidom (Russia)

"By means of a single family, this play describes the life of a whole nation."

Production History
PERFORMANCE DATES PRODUCTION GROUP LOCATION
Nov 18, 2015 - Nov 18, 2015 Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage Beachwood, OH
Oct 1, 2015 - Youth Theatre of Uzbekistan Tashkent,
Jun 1, 2015 - National Theatre of Macedonia Bitola,
Feb 27, 2015 - Mar 29, 2015 Abingdon Theatre Company New York, NY
Feb 1, 2015 - Maxim Gorky Theatre Makhachkala,
Nov 1, 2014 - Rose Street Theatre Kishinev,
Aug 1, 2010 - Aug 31, 2010 Beit Lessin Theatre Tel Aviv,