Sept 13 talk & film at Center for Austrian Studies

The Center for Austrian Studies at the University of Minnesota is pleased to announce the first of many upcoming events:

Lisa Peschel: "Translating Terezín"
Talk and discussion to follow 2:00 PM matinee performance of WHY WE LAUGH
Sunday, September 13
506 East 24th Street
Minneapolis, MN 55404

Lisa Peschel (theatre history, University of York) will present a talk to follow next Sunday's matinee performance of WHY WE LAUGH, a new adaptation of an original cabaret written and performed in 1944 in the World War II Jewish Ghetto at Terezín. Peschel, the scholar who discovered the cabaret texts and translated them into English, will discuss her search for meaning and the challenges of translating Jewish humor in the Terezín Ghetto for modern audiences. Read more here.

WHY WE LAUGH runs September 12-27. Tickets $20 ($15 students and seniors) available through or call Open Eye Figure Theatre at 612-874-6338. For more information please visit Fortune's Fool Theatre.

Stay tuned for much more to come in programming, events, and other opportunities offered by the Center for Austrian Studies, under the new directorship of Howard Louthan.
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