Shadow of the Wall
The musical play takes place in Berlin 1988-1989 just before the fall of the Berlin Wall. A group of students often gather in a coffee shop in East Berlin where Karl and Judy are the featured entertainers. On rare occasions a performer from West Berlin comes to entertain. Jon a magician from the West is one such entertainer. So it happens Jon and another performer, Katrina, an East Berliner, fall in love. Since they do not want to live apart, Jon comes up with a blueprint for Katrina to escape. Katrina works in an orphanage where there are many ill children. She believes she can help them from the West, secretly sending them medicine and aid. What they don't know, is that the secret police, the Stassi, are listening in to all that occurs in the club. The decision to mount the Wall is finalized with the musical dramatizing the idealism and courage that the oppressed need to survive and prevail.