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Lux in Tenebris

Short Play, Satire/Political Satire  /  1w, 4m

Bertolt Brecht, Eva Geisel, Ernest Borneman

Lux in Tenebris
By Bertolt Brecht
Translated by Ernest Borneman

Lux in Tenebris, in Latin, meaning "Light in Darkness," is a short one-act farce, by the German dramatist Bertolt Brecht.

  • Cast Size
    Cast Size
    1w, 4m
  • Duration
    Duration
    30 minutes
  • SubGenre
    Subgenre
    Farce
  • Audience
    Target Audience
    Adult

Details

Summary
Paduk sets up a stall outside a brothel in the hopes of educating its customers surrounding the health dangers of prostitution. He charges an entry fee for his talks and business is booming as he steals away clientele from the brothel, whilst the women who work inside struggle to make ends meet. Proudly, the sign above his tent in the alleyway outside the brothel where his talks place, reads 'Let there be Light! Mass education', but are Paduk's intentions purely altruistic or will his inetegrity be challenged by the allure of capitalism and financial gain?
Cast Attributes
Paduk
Frau Hogge
The reporter
The chaplain
The assistant 
People 
Frau Hogge's girls 
  • Time Period Contemporary
  • Setting Brothel alley 
  • Features Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes
  • Duration 30 minutes
  • Cautions
    • Intense Adult Themes

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Bertolt Brecht

Bertolt Brecht (1898-1956), playwright, poet and director, was born in Augsburg, Germany in February 1898. He established himself as a playwright during the 1920s and early 1930s with plays such as Baal, Man is Man, The Threepenny Opera and The Mother. In 1933, as Hitler came ...
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Eva Geisel

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Ernest Borneman

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