Displays a play!
1981, (2w 3m and an assortment of minor and non-speaking parts)
BELL, an unconventional Jewish businessman, finds himself reading
Primo Levi while on a business trip in Munich.
Everyone he meets is kind. The Levi text, full of
Nazi brutality, contrasts with modern Germany. The experience is
confusing, tense and, finally, profoundly distressing.
that's what Munich was like. Everything happened in it. And you know
who I met one day? As I was coming out from the theatre buying my
tickets, you know who I bumped into? Guess. Guess…Bertolt Brecht!
Yes! And after we said sorry for bumping into each other, I said `You're
Bertolt Brecht, aren't you?' And he said `Sometimes! Sometimes I'm
Bertolt Brecht.' So I asked him `Are you Bertolt Brecht today?' And
he said `It depends who I meet!' So I said `Herr Brecht, my name is
Anton Mendelssohn, I run a little secondhand bookshop on the Kaiserstrasse,
I'm a great admirer of your work.' And he smiled at me and he said
`then today I'm Bertolt Brecht!'"