Balkan Bordello

From the moderator: Possible male nudity

From the press release: A trans-Atlantic theatrical project between USA, Kosovo and Serbia,

‍Balkan Bordello: The Saga of a Balkan Family is based on Aeschylus’ trilogy The Oresteia. As an avatar of the modern world, Agamemnon returns triumphant from the battlefield, having reduced the enemy city to ashes. This is the bedrock of this play, which, with black humor, touches on the very fabric of the Balkan temperament, traces the morbidity of the human soul and highlights the stupidity and naiveté of an era being built on the foundations of violence, intolerance and hatred. The characters surrender to fate and nearly unconsciously fall into the trap of discontent and destruction. It’s this vein of destruction that seduces as death seduces life. Balkan Bordello is an epic opera about traumatized societies that eat themselves. It confronts us with war as a machinery of destruction where life and normalcy capitulate in the face of humans’ infidelities and evils.

Democracy cannot be taken for granted. The battle for it must be ongoing. Any fluctuation from this goal gives way to ghosts of war, abusers of power and autocrats who see the fate of the societies they rule as a game of Russian roulette. The same examples we had yesterday, we still have today. Balkan Bordello is an epic tale for the age of insanity we are currently living in.

March 31 – April 10, 2022

Ellen Stewart Theatre
66 East 4th Street, 2nd floor
New York, NY 10003

Tickets:

Adults: $25 in advance; $30 day of show
Students/Seniors: $20 in advance; $25 day of show
First 10 tickets to every performance $10 each (limit 2 per person)

  • Thursday, March 31st performance is Pay What You Can starting at $10

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