Kingfishers Catch Fire

Kingfishers Catch Fire

Off-Broadway
Play
SYNOPSIS: It’s 1948 when Monsignor Hugh O’Flaherty first visits the infamous Nazi Herbert Kappler in the Italian prison where Kappler is serving a life sentence for crimes against humanity. During World War II, the men were adversaries; Kappler was the head of the Gestapo in German-occupied Rome, and Monsignor O’Flaherty was using the cover of Vatican neutrality to shelter and arrange for the escape of thousands of Allied servicemen and Jewish civilians. Kappler placed a bounty on O’Flaherty’s head, but O’Flaherty evaded capture, earning the nickname “The Scarlet Pimpernel of the Vatican.” When these two men meet after the war, profound questions of responsibility and redemption rattle the cages.

Directed by Kent Paul

Starring Sean Gormley and Haskell King

Show Times: Wednesday @3pm and 8pm, Thursday @7pm, Friday @8pm, Saturday @3pm and 8pm, Sunday @3pm

Tickets from $50

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  • Running Time: 1 hour 50 minutes, including one 15 minute intermission
  • Playwright: Robin Glendinning
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