Thursday, February 07, 2008

Tucson: "An Evening for George Tabori" at Temple of Music and Art



From: Petra Boehm []
Sent: Thursday, February 07, 2008 9:20 AM
Subject: An Evening for George Tabori


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


Cynthia Jeffrey

Doug Mitchell*

David Morden*

Edwin Van Woert



Excerpts from:

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 Mother’s Courage (1979)

Based on the true story about how George Tabori’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.


 “ ‘Let’s try this and then let’s try that’ was one of Brecht’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 the­atre: 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€" George Tabori in the foreword to ‘Brecht on Brecht’


* Member of the Actor’s Union

Proceeds benefit the Department of German Studies


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