Due to the COVID-19 emergency the 2020 St. Augustine’s Romanza Festivale of Music & The Arts is cancelled. Romanza regrets disappointing our many friends, fans and neighbors who delight in this annual showcase of St. Augustine’s abundant and diverse cultural scene.
Tim Marriott’s production of Mengele will be performed in the Virginia Room, Flagler College Student Union on Tuesday and Wednesday, May 12 and 13, 2020.
The play, which he authored and stars in, imagines the notorious doctor of Auschwitz on the beach where he drowned while taking his morning swim in 1979, where he is confronted by the person that he thinks has saved him. Flattered by this enigmatic presence, he attempts to justify his past and in doing so echoes the rhetoric of the present.
The production was sold out for the entire duration of the Fringe Festival 2019 in Edinburgh, Scotland. The Fringe Review said: “We cannot ignore this tale and it is a legacy we ought to be sharing with our children…It scared me. Such is the power of good theatre done well.”
Marriott, a UK citizen, is best known for seven series of BBC TV’s leisure center sitcom, The Brittas Empire. He appeared in every episode as deputy manager, Gavin.
Mengele is a headline event of the Romanza Festivale of the Arts. Click on the event website link for additional information.
Image used is from the Romanza Festivale website.