PETER FECHTER: 59 MINUTES

PETER FECHTER: 59 MINUTES
A play by Jordan Tannahill
Directed by Christian Barry
Performed by Tommie Olajide
Sound Design by Richard Feren
Production Management by Rae Powell

Peter Fechter: 59 Minutes chronicles the last hour in the life of Peter Fechter, an adolescent from East Berlin shot while attempting to cross the Berlin Wall in 1962. From where Peter lies in the Death Strip, he can hear the lives family, friends, and strangers unfolding in the city around him - dozens of converging narratives culminating in the moment of his death and illuminating his decision to risk it all for love.

PERFORMANCES

May 11, 2011
Canadian Stage's Festival of Ideas and Creation, Toronto

August 7, 2011
Buddies in Bad Times Theatre, Toronto
May 1 - 10, 2013
The WYE, Berlin
Published in Age of Minority: 3 Solo Plays by Jordan Tannahill (Playwrights Canada Press, Nov 2013)