The German Bitch

by David M. Mead
Performed: - 312 West 36th Street, NYC, May 02 - May 18, 2013

Part of the WorkShop Theater Company’s annual spring one-act festival.

A fictional dramatization of a visit by Catherine the Great in January 1775, to the prisoner and rebel Yemelyan Ivanovich Pugachov, pretender of Tsar Peter III, the night before his execution. Based on an episode in A. Pushkin’s The Captain’s Daughter, this play enjoys a what-if between two strong, willful people, at opposite ends of the hierarchical spectrum.

And yes, I did enjoy corseting my performers and shackling them…

Cast: Susan Izatt as Catherine the Great, David Palmer Brown as Pugachov, Kevin Stanfa as the Jailer.

All actors members of AEA.


Katrin Hilbe, a gifted director who describes herself as a cross between Kansas and Lichtenstein, (Dorothy and Pearl Mesta?) is greatly gifted with characters of power and force. She brings forth a tour de force performance by David Palmer Brown, who goes head to head with wily Susan Izatt playing Catherine.
Susan Hall, Berkshire Fine Arts