Völker, hört die Signale! //
By the end of the 19th century, the Industrial Revolution had radically transformed the social circumstances of everyday working people. At the beginning of the 20th century, Lenin proposed the establishment of a new social order, based on equality and irrespective of one's performance and abilities. In October 1917, he and his followers stormed the Winter Palace in Petrograd and seized power. The Russian Revolution made communist ideology the foundation of a ruling system which would significantly change the course of the 20th century. The repercussions of the Russian Revolution have been impressively recorded in numerous personal stories and literary descriptions. In five readings at various locations around town, we present texts from the last ten decades and explore why it's worth reflecting on the ideals of Red October − despite the system's eventual demise. And we ask whether thers is a new “final struggle“ which deserves our attention today.
The first and last readings will be accompanied by podium discussions with Marion Brasch, Volker Braun, Gregor Gysi (confirmation pending) and others
Staging: Beate Seidel, Martina Stütz
Featuring: members of the DNT ensemble, Volker Braun, Marion Brasch, Gregor Gysi (confirmation pending) and other guests