Fear and Misery of the Third Reich (Re-run)

A Director Work of Andrew Chan

7-9/1/2011 7:30pm
8-9/1/2011 2:30pm

Black Box Theatre, Kwai Tsing Theatre

In Cantonese


Playwright Bertolt Brecht
Director CHAN Hang-fai Andrew
Co-Producers CHAN Shui-yu, WONG Wing-man
Translator WONG Wing-man
Assistant Director Kan Lap-keung
Production Manager YIP Yuet-yung
Set & Costume Designer MO Ka-man
Lighting Designer Micro CHENG
Composer & Sound Designer PANG Chun-kit
Video Designer TANG Chun-au
Graphic Designer Terrenz CHANG
Hairstyling Director Charlie Luciano@Salon Go Ahead
Stage Manager SIU Yuet-ting
Deputy Stage Manager CHAN Ka-yee
Assistant Stage Manager KEUNG King-hang, HO Ka-man
Ticketing LEE Shuk-kwan
Performers CHAN Shui-yu, SO Yuk-fai, Kan Lap-keung,  LAI Ho-yin Desmond, LEUNG Chi-chung Eric, LAW Chung-kin, WONG Yee-mun, HUI Wing-sum

Photography: Cheung Chi Wai (Moon 9 Image)

Message from Director

Fear and Misery of the Third Reich premiered in November 2008 as one of the performances in the Brecht Drama Festival. Two years ago, we focused on how to do Brecht’s plays. This rerun, we entered the history of the Third Reich once again, with the experience from the premiere, to examine further the people and incidents in Germany under the sovereignty of this “maniac”.

Unhappy the land that has no heroes. No, unhappy the land that needs heroes.

After World War I, German people lived in pain and insults. Hitler and the Nazi became their hope. They could never imagine how Hitler betrayed them 12 years later. He even let Berlin and the whole German nation fall with him.

“If the German people is not strong enough and devoted enough to give its blood for its existence, let it go and be destroyed by another, stronger man. I shall not shed tears for the German people.”

This is Hitler’s preannouncement before he failed. In 1945, Hitler ordered to bomb everything into rubbles, leaving no chance for the German nation to recover.

We all know the ending of the Third Reich, and now we show you its beginning.

The Germany between 1933 and 1938…

The characters moan and complain to appeal through the actors. The actors are there examining the characters next to them and replaying 24 scenes with their “gest”.