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The Tin Drum ()

Produced by

UnSpun Theatre

Adapters: Chris Hanratty and Shira Leuchter
Director: Chris Hanratty

An original adaptation of the novel by Günter Grass


Aki Studio


December 5th, 2013 – December 14th, 2013

Awards & Nominations

2014 Dora Award Nominee ~ Independent – Outstanding Direction, Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble, Outstanding Costume Design, Outstanding Lighting Design, Outstanding Sound Design


Oskar Matzerath decides at the age of three that he doesn’t want to be a part of the adult world. As a child he can remain the perfect witness, observing everything but responsible for nothing. From his bed in a mental hospital Oskar recounts the story of his family in wartime Poland. It’s a tale full of dark magic and rich imagery with remarkable contemporary resonance. It asks its audience how much responsibility the witness bears, and examines how living in a time of war seeps into every household. (


Jesse Aaron Dwyre Oskar Matzerath
Gordon Bolan Matzerath / Herbert
Courtney Ch’ng Lancaster Hedwig / Maria
Scott Clarkson Sigismund Markus / Bebra
Margaret Evans Agnes / Kobyella
Cyrus Lane Jan Bronski / Fajngold
Shira Leuchter Anna / Roswitha

Creative Team

Günter Grass Author
Chris Hanratty Adapter
Shira Leuchter Adapter
Chris Hanratty Director
David DeGrow Lighting Designer
Anna Treusch Set Designer
Anna Treusch Costume Designer
Anna Treusch Prop Designer
Christopher Stanton Sound Designer
Christopher Stanton Music
Monica Dottor Choreographer
Jessica Carmichael Dramaturgical Assistance


Laura Cournoyea Stage Manager
David DeGrow Production Manager
Sue Edworthy Marketing and Communications
Katie Horrill Props Buyer
Katie Horrill Props Builder
Kevin Hutson Carpenter
Keith Barker Production Photos