The University of Arizona Department of German Studies, with friendly support from Arizona Theatre Company, invite you to an
Evening for George Tabori
Writer. Jew. Spy. Director. Foreigner.
The Hungarian-born playwright, theatre director, novelist, and translator George TAbori, was a legend in Germany's postwar theatre world. His avant-garde works confronted anti Semitism. He died in July 2007.
Monday, 11th of February, 7.30 PM, Temple of Music and Art, 330 S. Scott Avenue
Director: Kevin Black
Producer: Petra Boehm
Edwin Van Woert
Mein Kampf (1987)
The young Adolf Hitler has come to Vienna to study art. In a shelter for poor men he meets a Jew who becomes his friend and advisor.
My Motherâ€™s Courage (1979)
Based on the true story about how George Taboriâ€™s mother escaped the Nazis.
Goldberg Variations (1991)
A god-like director tries to present the biblical story of the creation of the world on stage â€" in only seven days.
Â â€œ â€˜Letâ€™s try this and then letâ€™s try thatâ€™ was one of Brechtâ€™s favorite principles. The theatre, for him, was neither a temple for dogma nor a market for finished products but a laboratory where one might find a problem for every solution. He had a point there. In this age of mechanized mediocrity, it is useful to reaffirm the uniqueness of theÂatre: It is less finished and therefore more lifelike than the other arts. The only perfect thing in nature is possibly a crystal, i.e., a magnificent corpse.â€
Â â€" George Tabori in the foreword to â€˜Brecht on Brechtâ€™
* Member of the Actorâ€™s Union
Proceeds benefit the Department of German Studies