Olympics Uber Alles
St. Luke's Theatre
Olympics Über Alles tells the story of the 1936 “Nazi Olympics,” when Jewish-American runners Marty Glickman and Sam Stoller became victims of hate-mongering.
As Jesse Owens made the news, Marty and Sam, on the same U.S. track team, went unnoticed, while American and Nazi officials apparently conspired to exclude them from the race of their lives. Why were these young men denied the opportunity to compete?
Fast-forward to the present and follow a Jewish professor and a Catholic museum curator investigating the Glickman-Stoller incident, while struggling against the prejudices of their upbringing, for the truth amid some murky Olympic history, and with the meaning of their own developing relationship.
In the evocative new play, politics, religion, sports, relationships, and the roots of World War II come face-to-face in a theatrical whirlwind that will challenge and inspire.