Hitler’s L’il Abomination (Annette Roman)
Winnipeg Fringe Festival
Annette Roman shines in this Autobiographical exploration of home, family, and the question: who exactly is the enemy?
In her (true) story, Roman’s Hitler Youth mother is loving and supportive. Her concentration camp-survivor father is borderline abusive. And Roman? Well, if WWII had never happened, she would never have been born.
Roman’s story is honest and well-told. Her skill as both a writer and a storyteller is apparent, and the audience was completely drawn in. The characters she portrayed were mostly well-done (at times, however, it did get confusing about who she was supposed to be), and Roman’s plucky character shines through, even through the dark moments of her history.
A thoughtful, intelligent show, this is Fringe fare well worth seeing.