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THEATERTAG: Die Nebenwirkungen

Jonathan Spector aus dem amerikanischen Englisch von Frank Heibert

MIMIKAMA and the Burgtheater are pleased to present a special performance of EUREKA DAY, followed by an audience discussion. This tragicomic story about a school that refuses to allow unvaccinated children to attend class takes all the discordant opinions of the past few years to the extreme. The online parents’ council meeting escalates, with members giving absurd advice for getting well and pointing fingers at one another. After the performance, we will talk about scientific scepticism and how to deal with fake news, together with MIMIKAMA, an association committed to debunking hoaxes, identifying disinformation and exposing manipulation in social networks.

One-time special price incl. discussion €6.00
Audience discussion with Andre Wolf (MIMIKAMA), members of the ensemble & Sebastian Huber (dramaturgy)
Moderation: Eva Konzett, FALTER

In cooperation with MIMIKAMA & FALTER

About the production:

The so-called „Tocqueville paradox“ was named after Alexis de Tocqueville, who described the phenomenon in his 1835 book „Democracy in America“ as when people’s hatred of and resistance to privilege and injustice increases proportionally as the injustices themselves decrease. He goes on to explain that when all conditions are unfair, we hardly notice individual inequalities; but if we find ourselves in a state of widespread equality, any tiny aberrance is unbearable. In Jonathan Spector’s play EUREKA DAY, the parents’ council at a progressive private school is deeply committed to making every single tiny inequality visible in order to erase it. The council members want everyone at this proudly inclusive school to feel welcome, heard and seen. But when a mumps outbreak hits the school and the council is faced with a decision from the education authority that only vaccinated children are to be allowed in the classroom, this upsets the smooth-running, consensus-based democracy at the school.

Beschreibung Information
Dauer und Pausen 2 Stunden - keine Pause
Sitzplan D
Zusatzinformation einmaliger Sonderpreis € 6,- in Kooperation mit MIMIKAMA & FALTER
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