Samuel Finkelbaum hides in a Berlin boardinghouse, unconvinced that the war has been over for five years. Fearful that he will be sent back to the death camp from which he escaped, this master puppeteer builds a world he can control in the environment of his mind. He is rehearsing a grand puppet show to produce when the war ends: The Tragicomic Life of Samuel Finkelbaum, Puppetmaster. He will answer for all time one question: If there is a God, why has he permitted such suffering? The Puppetmaster of Lodz is a theatrical hall of mirrors in which creation, existence and illusion are questioned: Who is Samuel Finkelbaum, what is his war, and will it ever be over?
"A theatre experience that at various moments is startling, moving, mesmerizing, humorous and tragic." - Milwaukee Journal