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Eleanor’s Story: Life After War @ Winnipeg Fringe


July 19


06:00 pm - 07:00 pm

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Royal Albert Arms

★★★★★ “A complete, stand alone epic.” – Fringe Feed

Ingrid Garner, 12X award-winning performer of “Eleanor’s Story: An American Girl In Hitler’s Germany”, delivers a timely sequel to her grandmother’s best-selling memoir.

SHOW DESCRIPTION (60min)(Ages 12+)
In 1946, 16-year-old Eleanor has managed to survive the entirety of WWII as an enemy alien in Nazi Berlin, but upon her long-awaited return home to America, she sorrowfully discovers that her beloved country is now foreign to her. This new production follows Eleanor as she attempts to navigate high school, hoping for normalcy, but haunted by war memories.

“Eleanor’s Story: Life After War” uses Post Traumatic Stress Disorder as a theatrical device to contrast a plentiful America with flashbacks of a ravaged Berlin. Despite Eleanor’s newfound safety, an innocent sound or word can trigger a horrifying recollection. This show offers a fascinating look at the intricacies of coping with trauma, family separation, survivor’s guilt, and culture shock.

While the performance explores the difficulties of an American returning home after coming of age in a war-zone, the struggle to assimilate into a peaceful society is all too familiar for today’s refugees from violence and political turmoil worldwide. The war may be over, but the war within has just begun.

*It is not necessary to have seen the original show to enjoy this performance.

VENUE 15 – Royal Albert Arms
48 Albert St, Winnipeg, MB R3b 1E7

WED July 19 – 6:00pm
THU July 20 – 6:15pm
FRI July 21 – 6:15pm
SAT July 22 – 12:00pm
SUN July 23 – 1:45pm
MON July 24 – 8:00pm
TUE July 25 – 6:00pm
WED July 26 – 9:45pm
THU July 27 – 6:15pm
FRI July 28 – 8:00pm
SAT July 29 – 9:45pm
SUN July 30 – 7:15pm


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