There's a Russian bride, a war veteran, a Reverend, and a cowboy—all little Hitlers—and one Austrian Bentwood chair. See them live and see them die. Only one will be left standing: simple, sturdy, lasting.

Little Hitler's Ode to an Austrian Brentwood is a short, fast and loud play that exposes the poor craftsmanship of mankind and the futility of a feisty life.

...Because sometimes a chair is more lasting than us all.

"...a delirious piece of absurdist theatre, a one-hour lunatic presentation with more surprises than a wet knife in a socket. Surreal, hilarious, depraved and delightful, Little Hitler's Ode is something very special and hands-down the most original piece of theatre you're likely to see this year."—Toni Bartlett, Time Off Magazine

  • absurdist black comedy
  • 55
  • 4 total
  • 2 female identifying, 2 male identifying
  • adolescence
  • 16 to 18, 18+
  • young adult, adult
  • Australian Script Centre


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EXTRACT: He came in uniform with a full face of hair. I knew he thought he was supposed to be important. He wanted to have a head of skin. I did not tell him the truth that he would look ugly with a bald head. And that perhaps the hair would contain his thoughts. I did not tell him because he had a gun in his belt.

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