The Trials of John Demjanjuk. A Holocaust Cab
The Trials of John Demjanjuk. A Holocaust Cabaret
Independent project of Ilya Moschitskiy
Canadian dramaturge John Garfinkel has created a play based on a real forensic process at the heart
lasting for 30 years. John Demjanjuk, who is the citizen of USA and Ukrainian born, is blamed and
found guilty in murdering 28 060 prisoners in the Nazi death camp. It was believed, that in actual
circumstances Demjanjuk was “Ivan the Terrible” who resembles a proverb of the cruellest
executioner in the history of Majdanek, Sobibor and Flossenburg. Long and dramatic peripeteias of
his life, which are reaching the absurd, remained the conditions as a base for the performance –
sentence of death and denials, subsequent sentence of 5 years. Ilya Moshitskiy presents the play as a
satiric show and it refers us to the epic Berthold Brecht`s Theatre.
Real life story of John Demjanjuk is determined with an interesting fact – court sessions were held
in a theatre and the process was broadcasted as a reality show.
The play was on in USA and Germany, the premiere in Russia was in the end of April 2017.
The performance is a laureate of Saint-Petersburg`s awards “Breakthrough” in nominations “Best
director” and “Best artist”.
Dramatisointi: Jonathan Garfinkel
Ohjaus: Ilya Moshitskiy
Säveltäjä: Dmitriy Saratskiy
Näyttelijät: Iosif Koshelevich, Philipp Mogilnitskiy, Andrey Kondratyev, Anastasiya Balueva,
Anastasia Kipina, Alisher Umarov
Muusikot: Piano - Jaroslav Obraztsov, Rummut - Stepan Vasilyev, Basso - Anna Zavorina,
Trumpetti - Aleksandr Shcherbakov’
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