"Kingfishers Catch Fire" — WORLD PREMIERE

(Sept. 11-Oct. 20) — It’s 1948 when Monsignor Hugh O’Flaherty first visits the infamous Nazi Herbert Kappler in the Italian prison where Kappler is serving a life sentence for crimes against humanity. During World War II, the men were adversaries; Kappler was the head of the Gestapo in German-occupied Rome, and Monsignor O’Flaherty was using the cover of Vatican neutrality to shelter and arrange for the escape of thousands of Allied servicemen and Jewish civilians. Kappler placed a bounty on O’Flaherty’s head, but O’Flaherty evaded capture, earning the nickname “The Scarlet Pimpernel of the Vatican.” 

This is the world premiere of Robin Glendinning's play, inspired by the true story of Herbert Kappler and Monsignor O’Flaherty. "Kingfishers Catch Fire" received a staged reading in 2016 as part of the Irish Rep Reading Series.

WHEN

Wednesday, October 16, 2019 (All day)

EVENT LOCATION

The Irish Repertory Theatre
132 W. 22nd St.
New York, NY 10011

MAIN EVENT PHONE

212.727.2737

PRICING INFORMATION

$45-$50

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