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Illustration by Nora Grade.

Nivelli’s War

Charles Way, playwright


43 pgs. 14 Characters

Can be doubled for 5 Actors

Originally produced by Cahoots in association with Lyric Theatre, Belfast Ireland, in 2017

Run Time: 65 minutes

Audience Recommendation: 6+


At the end of WWII, Ernst, a young evacuee from Frankfurt, finds himself alone and far away from home when he meets the mysterious Mr. H, a stranger with a trick or two up his sleeve. They set off down a road fraught with danger, hunger and uncertainty to return the young boy to his family. Inspired by a true story, Nivelli’s War is a vivid and moving theatrical account of an incredible journey and magical friendship.


“When the magician pulls a flower out of thin air, and you see the fascination on the faces of children and adults alike, you’ll realize, that the true magic is not in the performer’s sleight of hand or a secret pocket full of poker cards, but in the fact that joy has the power to diminish hate.” – Theatre Is Easy

‘World Class theatre for Children’ Belfast Telegraph.

‘As seen on Broadway’ at the New Victory Theatre.2017

Classroom Reading Fee: $50 per classroom, per semester
Amateur/Educational Royalty Fee: $75 per performance
Professional Royalty Fee: please inquire for a quote
The royalty fee includes permission to make copies of the perusal script for your cast.

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