BRINK PRODUCTIONS PRESENTS
DRUMS IN THE NIGHT
TRANSLATED BY FINEGAN KRUCKEMEYER FROM THE PLAY BY BERTOLT BRECHT
Winner of the 2005 ATG Curtain Call Award for Best Drama
Brink Productions has taken on the raw genius of the young Bert Brecht in a theatrically exuberant and darkly comic reinvention of one of his earliest plays, credited by the critics of its time as "changing the complexion of Germany overnight".
The Great War is over. Berlin is in chaos and Anna must finally accept that her lover Kragler, missing in action for four years, will never return. Until one night, as the moon hangs red in the sky, he appears like a ghost to discover her pregnant and engaged to another man. In the boozy battle of wills that follows, she banishes him to the darkness where he is swept up into the street riots consuming the city.
Funny, passionate, complex and confused, Brink Productions' audacious new Australian translation by Finegan Kruckemeyer is a blistering and beautiful parable that says much about a world at war with terror.
2 - 16 April 2005