Best New Work
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 Bentwood 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.
Little Hitler’s Ode to an Austrian Bentwood won Queensland Theatre Company's Young Playwrights Award in 2003, and was produced by the Forward Movement in 2005 at Metro Arts. The production won Mellor a Matilda Award for Best New Work for Performance.
It was produced by students at QUT, and as part of the NIDA graduation students' showcase in Sydney in 2007. It is published by the Australian Script Centre.
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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 to an Austrian Bentwood is something very special and hands-down the most original piece of theatre you're likely to see this year.