ABSORBING! Captors captures the face of evil. Michael Cristofer's portrait of Eichmann chillingly compels our attention. —The Boston Globe
Evan M. Wiener's chilling drama is MESMERIZING! Louis Cancelmi turns in a truly superior performance. —Cape Cod Times

1960 Buenos Aires. Covert Israeli agents have just nabbed Adolf Eichmann, the world's most wanted war criminal. The agents hold "the architect of the Holocaust" in a safe house, but bringing him to justice means getting his signature. Eichmann, the infamous mastermind, and Peter Malkin, one of his captors, compete in a thrilling battle of wills.

 

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  • A Post-Show Conversation with Alan Dershowitz

    Famed author and public defender Alan Dershowitz, recognized as "the nation's most peripatetic civil liberties lawyer" as well as "America's most public Jewish defender," led a post-show conversation with the audience following the Wednesday, November 16 performance of CAPTORS for Jewish Community Night. Moderated by Managing Director Michael Maso.

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  • Dramatic History Inspires Historical Drama

    Most of us know something about the capture in Argentina of the notorious Nazi Adolf Eichmann and his subsequent trial in Jerusalem, however, most of us do not know that before leaving for Israel, the Mossad agents who abducted Eichmann — all of whom lost family members or themselves survived the Holocaust ‐ were confined in a safe house in a town outside of Buenos Aires for ten days with the man most responsible for the implementation of the Final Solution.

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  • Captors' Hero: Peter J. Malkin's Early Years

    In Evan M. Wiener's provocative and suspenseful new play Captors, Peter Z. Malkin, a young Israeli agent, captures and guards Adolf Eichmann, the architect of the Nazi party's "Final Solution to the Jewish Question."

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  • Eichmann Underground

    A timeline of Adolf Eichmann's life from Germany to the gallows.

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Press Reviews

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ABSORBING Captors captures the face of evil. Michael Cristofer's portrait of Eichmann chillingly compels our attention. — The Boston Globe
Evan M. Wiener's chilling drama is MESMERIZING! Louis Cancelmi turns in a truly superior performance. — Cape Cod Times
A play to be savored, thoughtfully embraced, and emotionally felt — one that should be performed for a long time. 'Captors'' stagecraft is brilliant, and Cristofer and Cancelmi excel in their rolls. — BerkshireFineArts.com
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Audience Buzz

    "Great play!" — Michele Drury via Facebook

    "Loved CAPTORS, well done!" — Ephraim Semah Tzemach via Facebook

    "CAPTORS was amazing" — incredible acting and a striking set. A must see!!" — Dina Rosenbaum via Facebook

    "An EXCELLENT play. I was on the edge of my seat. Fascinating, very well done, with lots of good fodder for discussion afterwards." — Erica Seidel via Facebook

    "CAPTORS was brillant ! I haven't stopped thinking about it . Thank you very much." — Roffi Salon & Day Spa via Facebook

    "It was brilliant!" — Joie Hansen Lemaitre via Facebook

    "It was fantastic! Incredible performances by all." — Beverly Manne Rivkind via Facebook

    "Mazal tov to the cast + crew! A very well-put together show." — Israeli Stage via Facebook

    "All parts of the @Huntington production of CAPTORS made it such a disturbingly brilliant show. Congrats to all involved!" — @GarrettHerzig

    "Saw CAPTORS @Huntington last night. Story of Adolf Eichmann, the Nazi war criminal captured by the Mossad in Argentina. Excellent!!" — @RRRodriguez

    "Thanks @huntington for the comp & the fabulous show! #CAPTORS was eye-opening and compelling. Recommended to anyone, know Eichmann or not." — @RebeccaAPrice

    "Bravo 2 @huntington 4 #CAPTORS production...story of #justice & resilience-we need more stories lk ths! #bostonarts" — @mjohnsonsmith

    "I thoroughly enjoyed the show. The actors were superb, the set design fabulous. It is definitely worth seeing, and I am considering seeing it a second time. Thank you Huntington for bringing first-rate theatre to Boston." — Sandra H. on the Blog

    "CAPTORS is a 'must see' for anyone concerned with history, psychopathic hatred, denial, and as H.A. put it 'the banality of evil.' Well acted — everyone was very good, well staged, this is one of the Huntington's most important offerings. It was frightening, absorbing, insightful, and intriguing. Please pass the word — CAPTORS is not to be missed!" — Happy Booker on the Blog

    "The play was one of the best I've seen. The acting was Broadway quality." — no name given on the Blog

    "The best show I've seen this year." — Bob Houlihan on the Blog

    "The acting was superb and I really liked the set...especially going from present to past and back." — Joseph Fuchs on the Blog

    "It was captivating!" — no name given on the Blog

    "Acting was excellent. Intense." — Jean M. Bloomberg on the Blog

    "Outstanding acting! Prior knowledge of the story is helpful." — Goldstar Member

    "The performances in this captivating play were outstanding. Highly recommended!" — Goldstar Member

    "great acting and stage set-very provocative. The story should be known to everyone,----superb theater!" — Shirley Kane

    "Excellent performances and a fascinaing subject made for fine theater. I especially enjoyed the opportunity offerred by the "talkback" where audience members shared their views." — Sandrasjg

    "4.4 out of 5 stars" — Goldstar Members (as of 11/28)

Features

  • CAPTORS A GRIPPING MORALITY TALE

    From BU Today, Nov. 18, 2011: "The late Peter Malkin, one of the Israeli covert agents who in 1960 snatched Nazi war criminal Adolf Eichmann from a Buenos Aires suburb to face trial in the young state of Israel, wrote that in the 10 days he and his team spent with Eichmann, 'the problem was with a human being, not with a monster . . . The human being does things that even the monster does not do, because the human is more sophisticated. . . . '"
  • EICHMANN DRAMA OPENING IN BOSTON, WITH BROADWAY IN MIND

    From The New York Times, Sept. 18, 2011: "The respected character actor Michael Cristofer will play Adolf Eichmann, locked in a battle of wills and wits with Mossad agents in 1960 Buenos Aires, in the new drama Captors at the Huntington Theater Company this fall, the company said on Tuesday. An outside team of commercial producers has already secured the rights to transfer the work to Broadway, which they hope to do during the 2011-12 season after the end of the Huntington run, a spokeswoman for the theater added. . . . "

Artists

(in order of appearance)

  • Christopher BurnsHans
  • Louis CancelmiMalkin
  • Michael CristoferEichmann
  • Daniel Eric GoldCohn
  • Ariel ShafirUzi
  • Evan M. WienerPlaywright
  • Peter DuBoisDirector
  • Beowulf BorittScenic Designer
  • Bobby Frederick Tilley IICostume Designer
  • Russell H. ChampaLighting Designer
  • M.L. DoggSound Designer
  • Marti McIntoshProduction Stage Manager
  • Kevin Robert FitzpatrickStage Manager

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