All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing’
- Edmund Burke
What would you have done?
Good by C.P. Taylor is perhaps the most intelligent play ever written about the Third Reich. It forces its audiences to question itself:
If I were there, at that time, would I have reacted any differently?
Would I have made a stand or kept my head down?
Am I keeping my head down now?
It tells the story of John Halder, a liberal academic whose best friend is Jewish, and who, through his own actions, slowly, by degrees, through a series of small petty lies to himself, by rationalising, through cowardice and being flattered, finds himself standing at the gates of Auschwitz, in full SS regalia… in charge.
Here he has the tiniest inkling that something, somewhere, has gone terribly, horribly wrong.
Of the play Benedict Nightingale wrote: ‘If a grandchild or a Martian asked me how the nation of Beethoven and Goethe came to perpetrate the greatest of crimes, I would suggest they saw or read this.’
Punctuated with excerpts of original 1930s music and iconic works of Schubert, Beethoven and Wagner, Everyman Theatre Cardiff audaciously presents this challenging and enthralling piece of British theatre.
Good takes to the main-stage at Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff from Tuesday to Saturday 15-19 November 2011. All performances start at 7:30pm. Tickets £10 (£8 concessions on Tuesday/Thursday performances) Book online at www.chapter.org or by calling (029) 2030 4400
For more information about Everyman Theatre Cardiff please visit www.everymantheatre.co.uk or www.everymanfestival.co.uk
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