Author: Milton Frederick Marcus
Director: Alexander Hausvater
Scenography: Iuliana Vîlsan
Music: Yves Chamberland
Duration: 100 minutes (no pause)
Premiere: May 21st, 2014
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Frau Hess and her gardens, directed by Alexander Hausvater is a cabaret of theatre dance, music in a mix of acting styles, text, image, opera, comedy, frenzy, alcohol, sensuality, sexuality. By grotesque, irony, black humor, macabre, the magic of cabaret it’s crystallized the impossible relationship between Frau Hess – extreme, eccentric, aristocrat, member of National Socialist Party -and Isaac Baum, the proud Jew, tortured by the conflict of giving up at his own identity, to become part of her world. Who is the torturer? Who is the victim?!
In an excitingly, baffling time (Germany in 1944) their conscience is in trial with the history, for the assumption of guilt, and their suffering sharpens their sensitivity to the accusations they receive. From a superior moral position, the protagonists accuse, without assuming anything, forgiving themselves for any guilt.
In an universe of unconscious and subconscious where what you hear isn’t what it is said, what is sing isn’t what is felt and what it seems isn’t what it is, the other Wagnerian actors are the crock of emotion and thinking of the main characters. State Jewish Theatre’s troupe tries to rediscover new senses and to take a look over a subject that seems to be exhausted, but unfortunately, is inexhaustible. A lucid, violent, serious, brave look over the tragedy about. ”The History doesn’t know a destruction of human lives comparable with this” (Witold Pilecki)