Program

Apr 29, 2012 7:00 PM

The Last Cyclist

THEATER. Play from the Terezin ghetto. Free admission.

 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 Patz
Directed by Edward Einhorn

Overture and incidental music by Stephen Feigenbaum
Commissioned by the Terezin Music Foundation

 

A dark joke that made the rounds in Europe between the First and Second World Wars –
“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

Venue:

321 East 73rd Street
NY 10021 New York
United States

Date

Apr 29, 2012 7:00 PM

Organizer:

Czech Center is a coorganizer of the event


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