New York’s Cherry Lane Theatre has, over its long history, been host to many successful productions, including various comedies. Colin Quinn’s Unconstitutional and The New York Story both started out at at the theater, along with smash Broadway hit Oh, Hello, Hasan Minhaj’s Homecoming King, and Mike Birbiglia’s Working It Out. Now, there’s a new show in town that’s looking to enjoy some of that Cherry Lane magic: Lucie Pohl’s Hi, Hitler, which will be at the theater from July 13th — July 30th.
Pohl is a comedian, actor and writer who has had roles on both the large and small screens, from appearances in films like Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them and Not Fade Away to parts in projects like Homeland, Red Dwarf and Blizzard’s mega-hit game Overwatch. She’s a German Jew from a family of artists (including poet Bertolt Brecht) who lived in Germany until she was eight before being relocated to New York City. Pohl’s life has been an interesting one, and serves as the fodder for the show, which tells the story of her youth as she struggled to fit in and yearned to step out of the shadow of her family’s achievements. Pohl’s versatility will be on full display in Hi, Hitler, as she will be playing over 30 roles throughout the show.
The upcoming version of the show is a rework of the original script, which Pohl debuted at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe back in 2014, and then later brought to the IRT Theater in New York. The rework will be produced by two powerhouse producers: David De Almo (Oh, Hello and Hasan Minhaj: Homecoming King) and Rebecca Crigler (Chris Gethard’s Career Suicide and Mike Birbiglia’s Thank God for Jokes), so Pohl’s material is in good hands. That, combined with the fact that Pohl is well-versed in the one-woman format (having previously performed the solo shows Cry Me A Liver and Apohlcalyspe Now!), means that fans in attendance are all but assured a good time.
Hi, Hitler will be playing at the Cherry Lane Theatre from July 13th — July 30th, with preview shows happening on July 11th and 12th. For tickets and more information on the show, click here.