Open Temple

Hitler’s Tasters (a fundraiser for Open Temple)

A new play by Michelle Brooks
Due to our desire to help flatten the curve, Open Temple. the Electric Lodge and the producers of Hitler’s Tasters will be rescheduling this production and fundraiser.

Electric Lodge & Fringe Management, LLC present New Light Theater Project’s HITLER’S TASTERS. Winner of the 2017 Susan Glaspell award, Hitler’s Tasters was named “Best of the Fringe” by The Stage, with a sold-out run at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2019.

Hitler’s Tasters Talkback:  Hitler as our Hilarious Imaginary Friend.

Theater and Talkback featuring David Suissa from the Jewish Journal, Michelle Kholos Brooks (playwright) and Max Brooks. Moderated by Rabbi Lori Shapiro, our talkback encourages spirited discussion and debate on the increasing presence of Hitler in pop-culture imagery, and the way we respond to this taboo presence.

More about Hitler’s Tasters the Play:

Written by Michelle Kholos Brooks, Hitler’s Tasters is a dark comedy about four young German women who had the “honor” of being chosen as Adolf Hitler’s food tasters. Based on true events in history, with shades of 2020, Hitler’s Tasters explores the way these girls navigate sexuality and friendship, patriotism and poison during the Third Reich.

An anachronistic retelling of a historical footnote, Hitler’s Tasters is about what girls discuss, even as they wait to see if they will survive another meal. They gossip and dream, they question and dance; they want to love, laugh and above all, they want to survive. A coming of age story about being girls as the world considers them women, it is also a story of complacency, acquiescence and the banality of evil and its incipience.

Tickets are available at the following levels:

Act of Defiance: $180.00 Includes ticket and talkback.

Freedom Fighter: $360.00 Includes ticket, talkback, preferred seating, and swag bag. First five tickets sold at this level will include a DVD box set signed by Mel Brooks.

Tickets are tax deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law. Can’t come and still want to support Open Temple? Donate here. 


“Sing unto God a new song.”
-Psalm 96

If God is already tired, as suggests the Psalm, of hearing the old song, all the more so will ordinary mortals be.
-Alcalay (20th c. Jewish lexicographer)

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Sing a new Song.