Laugh with Us

In this cabaret the authors take their audience into the post-war future. In the script, they and their friends from Terezín/Theresienstadt have returned to Prague and can look back on their experiences from a safe distance. Using particularly aggressive satire they trivialize even the most dangerous aspects of the ghetto, making them appear—at least for a short time—less terrifying. By selecting other experiences from the ghetto as ones they might indeed remember fondly, they weave even Terezín/Theresienstadt itself into a narrative that projects their own survival.
Format: Cabaret
Cast Size:Flexible
Notes:

Support materials available in Performing Captivity, Performing Escape: Cabarets and Plays from the Terezín/Theresienstadt Ghetto, ed. Lisa Peschel, Seagull Books 2014.

Snapshot

Original or Prominent Production:
Original production in the Terezín/Theresienstadt Ghetto, 1944.
Nationality of Author: Czechoslovakian
Original Language: Czech
Publisher:

Published in Performing Captivity, Performing Escape: Cabarets and Plays from the Terezín/Theresienstadt Ghetto, ed. Lisa Peschel, Seagull Books 2014.

Production Rights Holder:

For information contact lisa_peschel@yahoo.com

Experience(s) Chronicled: The Ghettos

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