Framed, by Adolf

A seller peddles a great and undiscovered artwork allegedly painted by Adolf Hitler himself. The controversial but artistically ground-breaking work could potentially shock the art world and rewrite history. Behind this art work lies a greater and incredible story about the seller’s Grandfather – a Jewish simpleton who was mistakenly tried as a Nazi war criminal for owning this Hitler painting.

Hoping to authenticate the work, raise its value and restore her grandfather’s good name, the seller hawks this newly-discovered painting to a calculative billionaire, a cynical auctioneer, and a cautious professor.

However, none of them believe that her grandfather had bought the painting from Hitler himself, much less that he had concealed his true identity by adopting a new name and persona as a Aryan-German, and subsequently a Nazi soldier, just to prevent this great art work by Hitler from falling into the wrong hands.

As the auctioneer, professor and billionaire seek to uncover the truth behind the seller’s story about her grandfather and his Hitler painting, a deeper truth about falsehoods, injustice and historical whitewashing emerges.

The Finger Players presents a thrilling new work by award-winning director/playwright Chong Tze Chien.

Framed, by Adolf promises to intrigue and stir your imagination, provoke and tickle your senses, and haunt your consciousness and conscience.

The play features a powerhouse cast comprising Serene Chen, Joshua Lim, Tan Shou Chen, Timothy Nga, Darius Tan, Zee Wong, as well as puppeteers, Ang Hui Bin and Myra Loke.


Director / Playwright: Chong Tze Chien
Starring: Serene Chen, Joshua Lim, Timothy Nga, Darius Tan, Tan Shou Chen, Zee Wong
Puppeteers: Ang Hui Bin, Myra Loke
Set Designer: Chan Silei
Sound Designer & Music Composer: Darren Ng
Sound Associate: Jing Ng
Lighting Designer: Lim Woan Wen
Costume Designers: Max Tan & Yuan Zhiying of MAX.TAN
Puppetry and Props Designers & Makers: Ang Hui Bin, Myra Loke, Daniel Sim
Make-Up Artist: The Make Up Room
Hair Stylist: Ashley Salon
Production Manager: Lam Dan Fong


“Framed, By Adolf is intelligently crafted, and a pleasure to watch and experience. Whether audiences are interested in history or not, this show certainly does not bore.”

“it’s commendable the meticulous craft that has gone into this play, and what remains resonant is the exploration of the pliable nature of truth in political and personal histories.”
Arts Equator

Framed, by Adolf has its moments of wit and humour, as well as fascinating insight”

“…shadow puppetry acts as a brilliant moving backdrop…”