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by Henry Naylor

Co-Directed by Marc Frost and Hayley Procacci


1936, Berlin. When Jewish athlete Helene Mayer is selected for the Nazis’ Olympic Squad, she realizes she is fighting for much more than a medal. Based on a true story, ‘Games’ is a cautionary tale for our times. ‘Games’ is a two-woman narrative based on the untold stories of Helene Mayer and Gretel Bergmann, the only two German Jewish Olympic level athletes in training for the 1936 Berlin Olympics. This two woman show dissects the real-life journeys of both Helene Mayer and Gretel Bergmann, as they navigate identity, sport, integrity, and humanity of self and passion during Hitler’s reign.


Hayley Procacci, Marc Frost, 

Olivia Rose Nathan, Talia Langman, Cole Festenstein, Jeffery Owen Freelon, Jr.,  
Carolyn Moore, Rebecca Fletcher 

Additional Devising w/ DePaul U. students:

Brooklyn Durs, Eric Jacobson, Cookie Isenberg, Evan Ozer, Kelly Robinson, Madelyn Strasma, Shane Veloski, Fiona Walsh-Calton

Staged Reading:

Sunday, April 21 at 2:00pm

Tix: $10

Central Loop Synagogue

16 South Clark St, Chicago, IL 60603

Henry Naylor


Hayley Procacci


Marc Frost


Mia Cohen

Student Stage Manager

Lee Creel

Student Stage Manager

Haley Magee-Dean

Student Stage Manager

Madelyn Strasma

Poster Design

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