Peter Fechter: 59 Minutes

By Jordan Tannahill

Peter Fechter: 59 Minutes chronicles the last hour in the life of Peter Fechter, an adolescent from East Berlin shot while attempting to cross the Berlin Wall in 1962. From where Peter lies in the Death Strip, he can hear the lives family, friends, and strangers unfolding in the city around him – dozens of converging narratives culminating in the moment of his death and illuminating his decision to risk it all for love.

"An intricate theatrical achievement."

Production Details

1 Male (additional speaking roles in sound design)

59 minutes

By Jordan Tannahill

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Production History

May 11, 2011 – Canadian Stage’s Festival of Ideas and Creation, Toronto
August 7, 2011 – Buddies in Bad Times Theatre, Toronto
May 1 – 10, 2013 – The WYE, Berlin, Germany
Published in Age of Minority: 3 Solo Plays by Jordan Tannahill (Playwrights Canada Press, Nov 2013)
Age of Minority: 3 Solo Plays by Jordan Tannahill was the winner of the Governor General’s Literary Award, 2014

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