Pick of the Day: Fear and Misery of the Third Reich

First performed in 1938, this play by German playwright Bertolt Brecht (pictured; 1898-1956) consists of a series of vignettes that explore the rise of Nazism in post-WWI Germany and the violence and hardship that was visited on those who were victimized by the Nazis and their supporters in Germany.

Of course, the broader themes of tyranny and oppression that Brecht addresses aren’t limited to that country and that period in history but rather have application to any situation where totalitarianism rears its ugly head. 

This production is being mounted by the University of Regina Theatre Department. The play opened on Oct. 31, and following tonight’s performance at the ShuBox Theatre in Riddell Centre (curtain 7:30 p.m.) the play will have another three-day run Nov. 8-10.

For more info call 585-5562.

Author: Gregory Beatty

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2 thoughts on “Pick of the Day: Fear and Misery of the Third Reich”

  1. Cool, I’m there! I was lying in bed wondering to myself, “Was WWII inevitable? If Hitler had been stabbed in the face in 1919 or died in the womb, would some other demagogue have emerged to radicalize Germany to war in 1938?

    Every society, including ours, never seems short of willing fascists to support the cause, but does every society have that one great psychopathy willing/able/demented enough to articulate or fabricate it?

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