Drums in the Night (translation)
‘Brecht and Kruckemeyer prove ideal collaborators… A masterful adaptation of the play’
The Daily Breeze, Los Angeles, USA
With Anna’s love Kragler having left for WWI five years earlier, her industrialist parents decide she must accept a new suitor, the well-placed businessman Murk. But on the evening of her begrudging engagement, who should return but the poor soldier thought dead by all. With a Spartacist uprising brewing in the background, and the Schnapps flowing in the fore, the stage is set for all kinds of rebellion.
Written by Brecht at 23. Translated with approval from the Brecht Estate at same age.
2005 ATG Curtain Call Awards: Best Drama
2006 Selected as first work of The Actors’ Gang 25th Anniversary season
2005 Selected as part of the State Theatre Company of SA’s season
9 actors: 3F, 6M
Previous seasons: 3F, 6M
A work for teenagers and adults
(Australia and USA)
The Ivy Substation, Los Angeles CA, USA (produced by The Actors’ Gang)
State Theatre Company of South Australia (produced by Brink Productions)
- Commissioned/produced by Brink Productions/State Theatre SA, 2005
- First directed by Chris Drummond