STATENS TEATERSKOLE
23.8. - 28.8.1999

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What does one do
when in order to survive evil one has to inflict evil on others?

A doctor arrives in Auschwitz along with his wife, and a brutal and merciless struggle for survival starts.

We created a fictional character who was taken through actual fragments of the stories of survivors. The dogma for the manuscript was that everything our main character experienced during the performance was to be something real persons had experienced in the Nazi death camps during the Second World War.

Texts and recollections of more than 20 survivors were used, including Primo Levi, Tadeusz Borowski, Olly Ritterband and in particular the psychologist Viktor E. Frankl, whose pioneer work on ‘Existential psychology’ played a large role in the performance.

Produced with support from Workshopscenen.

The performance was categorised as a project during training, and was not reviewed for that reason.

Actor: Thomas Corneliussen

Director: Tue Biering

Setdesigner: Nicolaj Spangaa

Lightdesign: Andreas Buhl

Sounddesign: Janus Jensen

Music: Maja Romm & Mark Solborg
Musicians: Maja Romm, Mark Solborg, Jeppe Skovbakke, Lene Hyldgård, Mia Birch Engsager, Johan Norberg, Peter Fuglsang, Kresten Osgood, Per Bundgård, Louise Preisler, Liva Akselbo, Hanne Raffnsøe, Christina Birksø, Tine Refsgaard, Mads Lumholt.
Dramaturg: Anne Gerd
Manuscript: Thomas Corneliussen, Nicolaj Spangaa, Martin Strange Hansen.