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From Cahoots NI in association with the Lyric Theatre

At the end of WWII, Ernst, a young evacuee from Frankfurt, finds himself alone and far away from home when he meets the mysterious Mr. H, a stranger with a trick or two up his sleeve. Fast friends, they set off down a road fraught with danger, hunger and uncertainty to return the young boy to his family. Delicate piano music and dreamlike stage effects help tell this dramatic story of two survivors who become each other's ally, protector and confidant. Inspired by a true story, NIVELLI'S WAR is a vivid and moving theatrical account of an incredible journey and magical friendship.

"Contemporary, stylish, artistic and filled with great special effects... primed to make the young audience think deeply about the subject matter."Mid-Ulster Mail  "A thing of profound, sometimes unsettling, beauty"Culture Northern Ireland "A magic, cinematic, almost dreamlike experience… that everyone can enjoy" PastieBap

 

 




 

 
Performance Facts

Performance Facts

65 minutes with no intermission
 
Tickets start at $16.
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Heads Up: Parental Considerations

Heads Up:
Parental Considerations

Sophisticated theater with magic and illusion based on the story of a Holocaust survivor. Simulated bombing and handling of prop guns. Historical subject matter may appeal to older audiences. Created for family audiences.

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And after! Experience the art forms onstage in Nivelli's War for yourself: enjoy in-person Family Engagement programs at select performances (free for ticket-holders—see Calendar icons!) and connect with the New Vic on social media to digitally discover awesome activities.

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Getting to Know Cahoots NI

"Magic needs theater and theater needs magic." So says Nivelli's War director Paul Bosco Mc Eneany. Co-founded by Mc Eneany and Zoe Seaton in 2001, Cahoots NI counts illusion and visual intrigue as essential to their storytelling. They collaborate with theater artists from across Northern Ireland to craft high-quality and inventive theatrical experiences for kids and families, expanding young imaginations and sparking creativity in the process.


Accolades and Highlights:

  • Cahoots NI's production of Egg won a 2014 Off-West End Theatre Award for Best Production for Young People in London.
  • Paul Bosco Mc Eneaney was accepted into the Ulster Society of Magicians when he was only fifteen.
     

 




 

All The Way From...

Belfast, Northern Ireland
...Belfast, Northern Ireland

 

The RMS Titanic was built in Belfast between 1911 and 1912. At that time, Belfast was home to the largest shipyard in the world! Cahoots NI will be coming to New York by plane, though.

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THE NEW VICTORY THEATER

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THE DUKE ON 42ND STREET

Located inside the New 42nd Street Studios building, The Duke on 42nd Street is home to New Victory programming that requires a more intimate space.

THE NEW 42ND STREET STUDIOS

Located just down the block from The New Victory Theater, the New 42nd Street Studios host New Vic shows geared towards our youngest audience members. The space allows for a variety of seating configurations, including options for floor seating, making it easy to move around and step out of the theater area if you and yours need to do so. Stroller parking and changing tables are available.

 

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 The Duke on 42nd Street and New 42nd Street Studios
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