Undercover through the USA. Recommeded for grade 8 and 9 (from sixth year of learning English) or ages 12+
Red, White and blue escape from Germany and travel across the USA from New York to Hollywood. Their curiosity takes them from a poetry slam in the bronx to an audition in Hollywood. When blue gets into trouble with the police, Ms. Neldner, an English Teacher, comes to his aid and the teenagers reveal their true identity. A holiday for one turns into a holiday for four ...
Written by: Peter Scollin
Director: Anja Scollin
Performers: Liz Erber, Florian Korty, Judith Shoemaker, Peter Scollin, Joshua Spriggs
Duration: 90 Minutes
Premiered 15th October 2015 at ufaFabrik
36 performances (July 2020)
BBZ (Berliner Lehrerzeitung) 2016
In Platypus Theater's "Between the Lines" schoolbooks come to life. They look like normal people, they retain their english text book character but they are headstrong and incapable of taking action. They smuggle themselves into a suitcase, secretly follow its owner who actually wants to have a break from books. They do crazy things in a New York Hotel thereby ensuring that the audience is entertained and playfully convey over and over again vocabulary, idioms, figures of speech and information. All in all, a huge amount of Theater fun-utile et dulce-follow the good old tradition of combining the useful with the pleasant.
".. a great opportunity for a reality check which sparks of comedy in Scollins' funny bilingual play..."
Berliner Zeitung 2015
To sum up: An entertaining play with a great educational effect.