The Cuckoo Song

By Heldor Shäfer

June 24 and 25, 2023 • 2:00 pm

Pelton Theatre • Willamette University 

World War II is over and 23-year old Kaija, accompanied by a young boy who seems to be her son, has fled her eastern European homeland now occupied by Soviet forces. Although she is now married and living in post-war Germany, her sailor husband’s long absences make it difficult to adapt to a normal life in this, to her foreign, land. Dreams and ghosts from the past keep challenging her sanity. When yet another personal tragedy happens, she battles with both friends and foes, struggling to find out whether it is her imagination or the outside world that hold the keys to her reality.

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