10 a.m. Monday, March 18, 2013
Hitler’s Daughter tells the story of four young people — Mark, Ben, Anna, and Tracey. As the friends wait for the school bus, Anna tells the imagined tale of Heidi, daughter of the most hated man in history. Could Heidi have stopped the atrocities of war, genocide, and hate her father waged? Would Mark, who becomes engrossed in the story, have acted differently in Heidi’s place? This intriguing play, which switches between Nazi Germany and contemporary Australia, poses powerful questions about a frightening period in history. It forces us to examine moral issues in relation to society’s fears and prejudices. Hitler’s Daughter is based on a novel by Jackie French and is performed by Monkey Baa (monkey bar as pronounced by an Aussie), a theatre for young people based in Sydney, Australia.
5 to 12
Pennsylvania Academic Standards
History, Civics and Government, Science and Technology, Arts and Humanities
Key Learning Areas
Community Values; Indigenous Land Rights; Protection of Human Rights; Science, Technology, and Human Endeavors; Role Playing
Monkey Baa Theatre Company
The Center for the Performing Arts at Penn State and the Pennsylvania School Study Council (PSSC), housed within the Penn State College of Education, are pleased to partner for ACT 48 Professional Development credit. Download the form to earn credit.