Nylon Fusion Theatre Company presents:

Luft Gangster

Written by Lowell Byers
Directed by Austin Pendleton

Friday, March 31, 2017–Sunday, April 16, 2017

Black Box Theater

“The show is thrilling, seamless, and real.” - Theatre is Easy

“The acting is exemplary.” -  Theatre Scene

“Haunting and moving. Byers, Pendleton, and Nylon Fusion have quite a power piece here.” - The ArtsWire

The story of U.S. Army Air Corps veteran and prisoner of war Sgt. Louis Fowler is told in Lowell Byers' gripping and visceral drama, Luft Gangster.

After bailing out of his crippled B24 bomber under heavy fire from German forces, waist gunner Lou Fowler is captured by the Nazis. Incarcerated along with other Allied fliers in an inhumane Nazi prison camp, where POWs view new prisoners with suspicion as possible Nazi infiltrators, Lou has to heal his own battle injuries, as his captors treat him as just another ‘luft gangster’ - a term Joseph Goebbels created as propaganda to convince the German nation that all American flyers were criminals released from prison by the US government in order to fight in World War II.

As Lou endures the hellish and unsanitary conditions of prison camp life, subsisting on what could barely be described as food and enduring unspeakable cruelty, surviving to escape becomes his only goal. In a time and place where men on both sides of the war were stripped of all things civilized and reduced to the bare essentials of life, where a single slip of the tongue could mean death, Lou will have to rely on his faith to make it out alive.

"A loving look into the bond formed by good men in impossible circumstances." Theatre is Easy

Theatre Is Easy Review

Reviewfix Review

The Artswire Review

"Luft Gangster- Coming Soon" Video

Promo Video

Lou Fowler trailer

Cloverleaf Collective

Story comes first. Cloverleaf Collective is group of collaborative writers working together to create new work for Theatre, Film, and TV. 

Nylon Fusion 

Nylon, born of a fusion of New York and London creativity, is a theatre company committed to giving voice and perspective to established and emerging artists. We develop and produce plays that explore political, social and cultural awareness. 


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Tickets: $29