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German Spotlight is a series of dramatised readings of plays by contemporary German playwrights. The third one in this year’s series is called The Jazz Conductor, or DER JAZZDIRIGENT, written by Wolfgang Sréter and directed by Lekha Naidu.

28 July | Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan | 7PM

The play speaks of music and war and hope the way only a lover full of dreams can. It speaks of dissent and the forces out to crush it, quietly gives evidence against free-will, without appearing too cynical and brings to life the romance and nostalgia of the Jazz age, love for Theatre and good old family  amidst unspeakable horrors. It makes one think of how perfectly nice people can go from innocent bystanders to reluctant participants to probable volunteers to atrocities being committed.

Cast: Ahalya Narayanan, Cassandra Eltham, Nina Karun, Swethlana Saraswat

Entry is free, all are welcome.