The Private Life of the Master Race (aka Fear and Misery of The Third Reich)

by Bertolt Brecht

In a new American translation by Binyamin Shalom

Soho Rep's Walkerspace, New York City

Photo: David Gochfeld
Photo: David Gochfeld

David Beck, Nick Daniele

Photo: David Gochfeld
Photo: David Gochfeld

Tracy Hostmyer

Photo: David Gochfeld
Photo: David Gochfeld

Tracy Hostmyer, Betty Hudson, Khris Lewin

Photo: David Gochfeld
Photo: David Gochfeld

Khris Lewin, Brad Russell, David Beck

Photo: David Gochfeld
Photo: David Gochfeld

Kristin Barnett, Nick Daniele

Photo: David Gochfeld
Photo: David Gochfeld

Nick Daniele, Brad Russell, Kristin Barnett

Photo: David Gochfeld
Photo: David Gochfeld

Tracy Hostmyer, Khris Lewin, Nick Daniele

Photo: David Gochfeld
Photo: David Gochfeld

Betty Hudson, David Beck, Brad Russell

Photo: David Gochfeld
Photo: David Gochfeld

Betty Hudson, Nick Daniele

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The Private Life of the Master Race (aka Fear and Misery of The Third Reich) charts the submission of ordinary German citizens to the Nazi Party line. Suspicion, fear and the ever-narrowing parameters of patriotism are all surprisingly relevant in Brecht's response to regimen change in his native Germany in the 1930s.

Director: James Phillip Gates

Set Design: Richard Hoover

Lighting Design: Andy Smith

Costume Design: Heather Klar

Technical Director: Mark Mocha

Production Stage Manager: Marta Stout

Sound Design: Susan Margaret Smale

Original Composition: Giovanni Spinelli

 

Cast: Kristin Barnett, Tracy Hostmyer, Betty Hudson, David Beck, Nicholas Daniele, Peter Levine, Khris Lewin and Brad Russell

Vivid, clever and spare, preserving the spirit of Brecht's complex moral and social vision...James Phillip Gates directs with an eye to simplicity.

New York Times