by Brooks, Vanessa
Publication date 21 October 2010
Cast 3 male 2 female
Oskar lives in the state hospital in Andernach, Germany. Although a patient, he helps Dr Erich by keeping the other patients in order, joking with the staff, singing opera and tending to a fine collection of plants in the conservatory. And then, in the bleak winter of 1940, a dark visitor arrives, an old colleague of Dr Erich whose career has since taken a very different direction. Two holes are dug into the ice of a frozen lake and Oskar has a decision to make . . . To live . . . Or to die.