2022/2023 — Season 67
Bertolt Brecht

Fear and Misery of the Third Reich

Directed by: Sebastijan Horvat
Co-production: Mladinsko Theatre and Kino Šiška
Première: 17. 1. 2023
  • Translation: Urška Brodar
  • Text adaptation and dramaturgy: Milan Ramšak Marković
  • Set design: Igor Vasiljev
  • Costume design: Belinda Radulović
  • Choreography: Ana Dubljević
  • Music: Drago Ivanuša
  • Lighting design: Aleksander Čavlek
  • Language consultant: Mateja Dermelj
  • Stage manager: Liam Hlede

Fear and misery of our time

After centuries of fear mongering, disasters and attempts to mobilise people or half-apathetic masses we seem to be at a point when the nightmare of the present just will not end; even more, it seems that something has definitely ended and the new won’t come, so we, exhausted, pessimistically twirl in this tart and bitter pool and the only thing we want is our normalcy. But from neither the left nor right they won’t let us go there and both insist on a strategy of extreme fear-mongering manoeuvres.

A leftist: the right abandoned conservative politics of traditional values and set off on a path of radical antifeminism, alt-right, anti-Semitism, fascism, conspiracy theories about the deep state and the great replacement, it stole transgression, turned slurs into freedom of speech and will "balance" us all or send us off to concentration camps.

A right-winger: the left is in fact a pile of extreme communists who pretend they’re on the side of the working class masses, but in fact work for the left oligarchic-Jewish-commie capital, they’re obsessed with cultural Marxism, which they had spread throughout the universities and the entire so-called public sphere, in this, they are assisted by the fake civil society; to realise the cultural revolution of gender equality they appropriated the puritanical religious zeal of the Christian right, but their end goal is to destroy the patriarchy, any type of masculinity and family as such, but in reality they are all, every single one of them, in fact, paedophiles, zoophiles and transvestites.  They’re the reason we will be poor again, the successful and the capable will not be rewarded, they will send us all to gulags. 

The liberals and the so-called "extreme centre" of the neoliberal capital are standing on the sides, regrouping and waiting for this cultural war become a little harsher, so that they can enter loose alliances, provide a semblance of the new normalcy and finally celebrate a total victory.