Codename Ashcan by Ouri Wesloy, Anne Simon, directed by Anne Simon, Théâtre National du Luxembourg, Luxembourg Bad Mondorf, Palace hotel. May 1945. The US Army has strictly blocked off the Palace Hotel and converted it into a socalled Interrogation Center. It shouldn’t lack NS celebrity and extravagance: Hermann Göring arrives with 16 suitcases, valet and 20,000 Paracodin pills. Göring, as well as the other important Nazi figures, from Dönitz to Speer, Frank or Streicher, are frisked out of principal—after all they are not here to enjoy the spa but are here as prisoners of war. Codename Ashcan shows a bizarre chamber drama that draws a picture of the daily craze between a exasperated attempt to maintain the belief in the old system and the disintegration into various crowds. Through the vanity, the smug arrogance and the rehearsed mentality of innocence the frequently mentioned “banality of evil” surfaces to the fullest.
I Have Never Forgotten You by Leon A. Nar, Mihalis Sionas, National Theatre of Northern Greece, Thessaloniki, Greece A musical performance about a love, which, after numerous adventures and albeit not consummated, demands justice. A work that reminds us that most of us have at some point been migrants. It honours the history of the Jewish Community of Thessaloniki and reminds us that there was a time when Greek Orthodox Christians, Jews and Ottoman Muslims used to live in peace, like brothers.
Traiskirchen. The Musical by Die Schweigende Mehrheit / Tina Leisch & Bernhard Dechant, Volkstheater, Vienna, Austria In the summer of 2015, different people meet in the refugee camp Traiskirchen: refugees who are in need of protection as well as political radicals, seers and politically short-sighted people. World-wide love stories, grotesque misunderstandings and political intrigues are interwoven with a comic, bold spectacle that addresses some of the urgent issues that
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