Play Brecht, Play Money, Fleischhacker Variations. December 8-9, 2014
Play Brecht, Play Money, Fleischhacker Variations
Monday, December 8 & Tuesday, December 9, 2014
Shows begin at 7:00 pm in the Kilburn Arena Theater in the Rarig Center
Free and open to the public. No reservations required. Free-will donations accepted.
The play is based on a forgotten fragment by Bertolt Brecht from the 1920s, modeled after Frank Norris’ 1903 novel, The Pit. It will be performed in German and English–thus, it is suitable for non-German speakers–mainly by students from the Department of German, Scandinavian & Dutch.
With the play, Brecht attempted to tell the story of the decline of a farmer’s family and, at the same time, of speculations in the wheat market. The project was supposed to be part of a series of plays that describe: “The entry of humanity into the big cities.” After five years of work, he gave up. The play remained unfinished. With our performance we are as much interested in “Brecht’s failure” as in the material itself.