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Haven Theatre has announced the final production in their previously announced 17-18 Season, Bertolt Brecht’s FEAR AND MISERY OF THE THIRD REICH, translated by Eric Bentley and directed by Artistic Director Josh Sobel.
As Germany careens toward war, an entire society begins to crack, and the seeds of chaos and tragedy take root in the minds of its citizens. Josh Sobel (We’re Gonna Die) helms an ensemble-driven production of Brecht’s 1938 classic with a contemporary eye – a warning of how insidiously a culture can make space for atrocity, and a call to never allow it to happen again.
Comments Artistic Director Josh Sobel, “As the world finds itself in the midst of its next great cultural shift, Brecht’s examination of the common citizen and how a society can be led to accept the inhumane feels strikingly immediate. Brecht wrote this play reflecting and pulling back the curtain on the news of the day as it was happening around him, providing an unnerving and – in our current moment – all too important call to confront injustice as it happens and to firmly and proudly say: No. With this production, we seek to serve one of Haven’s core values – the Future – through an intimate and personal look at the our past and how such fatal mistakes were allowed to take place.”
FEAR AND MISERY OF THE THIRD REICH runs February 8th – March 11th, 2018. Casting will be announced at a later date.
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