"A show worth tasting."
“It is first and foremost worth noting that Hitler’s Tasters is raucously entertaining. Writer Michelle Kholos Brooks expertly treads the line of good taste. She is whip-crack witty. Every laugh is well placed and brilliantly managed. The risk with such dark subject matter is that the humour will go too far, that the audience with grimace rather than laugh, but this is never the case in this play. The humour is natural, in keeping with the theatrical world but never predictable. Brooks’ script is impeccable. It is thoughtful, funny and poignant. One of the hits of the season…nothing could be more relevant or more perfectly presented.”
A YOUNGER THEATRE ★★★★★
“Indeed, this might be a historical story, but it was the freshest drama I saw all Fringe… packed with dangerous charm… With its nuanced portrayal of radicalization, idolatry and the banality of evil, perhaps it will become a modern Fringe classic, providing a strong message for our times."
THE JEWISH CHRONICLE ★★★★★
“Hitler’s Tasters is the Mean Girls/Third Reich crossover we never knew we needed. It’s enthralling, unbelievable, and inescapably relevant [...] Brooks’ razor sharp humour pulls laughter from an astounded audience [...] You’ll remember this one.”
SPY IN THE STALLS ★★★★
“Funny, disturbing, great performances all around."
MICHAEL SHEEN, OLIVIER-NOMINATED ACTOR
“Compelling Play… a show that packs lots of punches…brilliant ensemble work!”
JANIC FORSYTH, BBC SCOTLAND
"One of the best evenings I’ve spent in the theater in a long time. It was interesting, entertaining, upsetting and made you think."
SUSAN STROMAN, LEGENDARY DIRECTOR & CHOREOGRAPHER
"It's such a great essay on the banality of evil and how people sign up to do evil as long as it serves their purpose. And I also found myself to be extremely entertained."
AMERICAN THEATRE MAGAZINE, TOKEN THEATRE FRIENDS PODCAST
“The smart play functions on a number of different levels at once: as a history lesson, yes, but also as an exploration of group dynamics of young women, seemingly anywhere and everywhere.”
“Hitler’s Tasters is a disturbingly entertaining piece of work…it’s funny and creepy but also genuinely interesting to contemplate. It’s a show that will linger in your mind."
WOMAN AROUND TOWN
"Hitler’s Tasters … is not shying away from the terrifying yet very real comparisons that can be made between our current moment and the rise of the Nazi Party in Germany. This is not hyperbole, and their production helps to show why, as well as what the repercussions could be."
GO SEE A SHOW PODCAST
“What the playwright Michelle Kholos Brooks has successfully done is meld that past horror with the current political climate (and culture) in America to create a shape-shifting presentation of the 1940’s, spray- painted by 2018."
"The story has packed a wallop [...] Kaitlin Paige Longoria, MaryKathryn Kopp, Hallie Griffin, and Hannah Mae Sturges portray characters rich enough to haunt the audience long after the show is over [...] Michelle Kholos Brooks' judicious balance of adolescent wit and humor in the face of social compliance and unrelenting horror makes the play’s journey bearable."