the play the son is at odds with his father and doesn't have
a great deal of respect for him.
But after learning his father's story he gets the courage
to deal with his own crisis and becomes closer to him.
discovered that after his father escaped from the ghetto he
was captured by the Gestapo and had to fake his identity.
Even after intense interrogations, his father maintained a
calm resolve and assumed another name, sparing himself certain
It was an act of bravery that the younger Laumberg believes
was uncharacteristic of the father he thought he knew so well.
found out my father wasn't the man I thought he was, and it
made me reflect on my own life," he said.
"I took my father for granted and thought he had nothing
to contribute to my life. It's something a lot of children
do - they don't have time for their parents."
The Lucky One is on at the Parade Studio, NIDA, Anzac
Parade, Kensington, until March 28. Tickets $33.
17 march 2004