Award Winning
Luft Gangster

by Lowell Byers

Directed by

Austin Pendleton 

March 31st - April 30th

 

Starring: Noel Joseph Allain, Gabe Bettio, Paul Bomba, 
Eric T Miller, Lowell Byers, Ralph Byers, Sean Hoagland, 

Seth James, Casandera M.J. Lollar, Andrew Truschinski. 


Assistant Director: Lori Kee

Set Design Tijana Bjelajac

Lighting Design: Wilburn Bonnell
Sound Design: Jeanne Travis
Costume Design: Debbi Hobson
PropsMaster: Greg Kanyicska

Stage Manager: Jenn Elyse Jacobs

Asst. Stage Manager: Rebecca McBee

Based on a series of interviews between the playwright and his cousin, Louis Fowler, LUFT GANGSTER follows the story of Lou from the time he had to bail out of his B-24 Liberator in March, 1944, through the 13 months he spent as a prisoner of war in Stalag Luft VI. 

“…as provocative and compelling as anything that Hollywood could create”
- Huffington Post

“…you’ve got a recipe for a wonderful night at the theater.”
- YES BROADWAY 

“This play is a gem and everybody should go and see it.” - Theater That Matters

“We feel it, along with the cruelty and fear, suspicion and camaraderie, dread and boredom, all embodied with credibility and depth by Byers and an excellent supporting cast.” — DC Metro Theater 

Our Audience Speaks
“Watching a recent production of Lowell Byers’ LUFT GANGSTER was an eye opening experience for me. Though the theatre was smallish, it couldn’t constrain the size and depth of the piece, a tribute to both Austin Pendleton’s inspired direction and Mr. Byers’ elegantly woven story. As I watched, I kept thinking that the play should feel “old-fashioned”, but it didn’t... at all. It felt relevant, heartfelt and emotionally intelligent. Well written. Well acted. Well directed. As soon as it was over, it made me want to do something I rarely ever want to do. It made me want to write. _ Alexander Dinelaris - Playwright/Screenwriter
 
“Such a powerful, moving script and production. This is a show not to be missed. Congrats to all the actors, director, producer and everyone involved.” _ Donna Ross
 
“Really, REALLY terrific production. Not just a terrific performance, not just a terrific script - everything was very well done. Congrats!” _ Cat Parker - Director
 
“What an incredible show, congrats Lowell, you had us all gripped from the first minute, this is genius work and should be on Broadway. I loved it and so did my friends” _ Monica Wolfson
 
“From the moment the lights dimmed to the deserved standing ovation some two hours later, we were treated to an extraordinary demonstration of all pervasive theatrical talent. Writing, casting, direction, production and acting appeared to have individually demanded the very best of their specialty and then conspired as a team to present an experience that their peers should envy, and one that left this attendee convinced of having been in the right place at the right time in order to witness something very special. An upfront summary perhaps but allow me to elaborate. ” Courtesy of Tony Child