Written specifically for Emily and Elizabeth Hinkler, My Sister, by Janet Schlapkohl, is a two-person play set in 1934 Berlin. The story revolves around identical twins, one an aspiring cabaret performer, and the other, a home-bound writer living with Cerebral Palsy, who struggle to live their dreams as the world attempts to tear them apart. My Sister’s latest collaboration was a three month run at the Odyssey Theatre Ensemble.
This 80-minute play was first developed in December 2012. The show premiered in September 2013 in Iowa City, Iowa. In October 2013, the play moved on to Riverside Theatre Company and Quad Cities Theatre Workshop in January 2014, and by popular demand had an extended weekend of performances. In June 2015, My Sister, directed by Paul David Story, performed at the Hollywood Fringe Festival at the Underground Uptown Theatre, and was awarded an encore performance at Theatre Asylum. Click here to read reviews and production stills from the production.
From January through March 2016, My Sister was in collaboration with the Odyssey Theatre Ensemble in Los Angeles for a three month run with an extended weekend of performances, and Emily and Elizabeth were nominated for the Stage Raw Awards for best acting in a two-person play.
“My Sister is a charming theatrical time capsule, a lost and forgotten diary that is discovered in real-time by audiences on stage- a kind of theatre piece that intrigues and delights.” -Ryan M. Luevano, Tin Pan LA
“My Sister offers a microcosm of the first years of Nazi Germany; Magda and Matilde can stand for symbols of all those millions of Germans who saw what was coming but didn’t do anything until it was too late. The play also deals with its disability theme in a powerful, deeply human and compassionate way.” -Willard Manus, Total Theatre
For reviews and to read their LA Times article, click on the “reviews” tab above.