Matchstick Theatre presents its production of Jordan Tannahill’s Governor General’s award-winning play Peter Fechter: 59 Minutes, this March at The Bus Stop Theatre Co-op.
Half documentary, Peter Fechter: 59 Minutes tells the very real story of two boys who attempt to join the many who defected into West Berlin by crossing the Berlin Wall. The attempt, however, results in eighteen-year-old Peter getting shot in the lower pelvis. He lay between the border’s barricades for approximately an hour before dying from this injury.
Half conceptualization, Tannahill expertly navigates these fifty-nine minutes from gunshot to final breath, exploring what could possibly have motivated Peter to risk his life to cross the wall. What can matter to us so much that we risk everything for it?

Peter Fechter: 59 Minutes opens on March 1st, and runs for five shows until Sunday the 4th. Tickets are $15 ($12 for students, seniors, underwaged, and Bus Stop Co-op members) and can be booked in advance by contacting matchsticktheatre@gmail.com

Featuring:
Peter Sarty as Peter
Henricus Gielis as Helmut
Rena Kossatz as Mother

Andrew Chandler as Father

Directed by Alison Crosby
Stage Management by Chelsea Dickie
Produced by Alex Mills
Set Design by Wesley Babcock
Sound Design by Jordan Palmer
Costume Design by Emma Roode
Lighting Design by Alison Crosby
Projection Design by Anna Shepard

Poster Design by Colleen MacIsaac
Photography by Samm Fisher (Samm Fisher Photography)


 

Peter Fechter Press Photos

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“Peter Fechter: 59 Minutes”, January 2018

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