The Last Cyclist
The Last Cyclist - divadnelní hra z Terezína. Vstup zdarma.
LAUGHTER IN THE ANTEROOM TO HELL?
The Czech Center
New York, Consulate General of the Czech Republic
in New York and the Society for the
History of Czechoslovak Jews
invite you to a workshop production of
THE LAST CYCLIST
Based on a cabaret written in the Terezín Ghetto in 1944 by Karel Svenk
Adapted and reimagined by Naomi
Directed by Edward Einhorn
Overture and incidental music by
Commissioned by the Terezin Music Foundation
A dark joke that made the rounds in Europe between the First and Second World
“The Jews and the cyclists are responsible for all of our misfortunes!”
“Why the cyclists?”
“Why the Jews?”
– was the inspiration for Karel Švenk’s cabaret, The Last Cyclist, written and rehearsed in the Terezín Ghetto in 1943, but banned before its first performance.
Karel Švenk was "Our Terezín Aristophanes" —Viktor Ullman, composer of The Emperor of Atlantis
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