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Loving the Stranger or How to Recognize an Invert ()

Produced by

Ecce Homo Theatre

Presented by

Next Stage Theatre Festival

Playwright: Alistair Newton
Director: Alistair Newton


Factory Mainspace Theatre


January 5th, 2012 – January 15th, 2012


Meet Montréal’s Peter Flinsch: theatre designer, visual artist, and survivor of the Nazi persecution of homosexuals, arrested in 1942 for kissing a friend at a Luftwaffe Christmas party. From the cabarets of 1920’s Berlin, to the ongoing battle over gay marriage, all the way to the office of the Prime Minister; sexuality, spectacle, and satire launch a musical blitzkrieg on apathy.  (


Hume Baugh Peter Flinsch
Seth Drabinsky Magnus Hirschfeld / Adolf Hitler / Adolf Brand / Friedrich Radszuweit
Matt Eger The Brownshirt / Michel Foucault / The Straight-Acting Guy / Others
Kimberly Persona The Hitler Youth / The Kabarett Singer / Others
Geoff Stevens Michelangelo / Karl Giese / Rudolf Klare / Anonymous Survivor / Others
Laurence Ramsay En Vitesse (Dancer)

Creative Team

Alistair Newton Playwright
Alistair Newton Director
Matt Jackson Costume Designer
Matt Jackson Set Designer
Dan Rutzen Musical Director
Graham McKelvie Original Choreographer
Sky Fairchild-Waller Revival Choreographer
Jason Hand Lighting Designer
Alex Josselyn Projection Designer
Stacey Laureyssens Make-up Artist
Marianne Jetté Associate Costume Designer


Adam Weinmann Accompanist


Sandi Becker Stage Manager
Birgit Schreyer Duarte Translator / Language Coach


Jamie Monteiro Mainspace Technician
Peter Eaton Venue Technician
Alex Cannon Junior Technician
Aaron Kelly Festival Lighting Designer