How  to  Explain  the History

of  Communism to  Mental  Patients

Romania, Hungary 2017

Written  by:  Matei  Visniec

Translated  by:  Jeremy  Lawrence  and  Catherine  Popesco

Directed  by:  Zoltán  Balázs


Tour Cast: Dennis  Bisto,  Simina  Contras,  Michael  Garvey,  Beata  Pilch,  Pavi  Proczko,  and  Nicole Wiesner


Tour Crew: Lighting  Designer Richard  Norwood / Stage  Managers Emily Lotspeich  &  Gary  Damico


June  8,  The  Puppet  Theatre (Budapest,  Hungary)

June  10,  Nicolae  Balcescu  Land  Forces  Academy  (Sibiu, Romania)

June  12,  Teatrul  Gong  (Sala  parter) at the International  Theatre  Festival  of  Sibiu (Sibiu, Romania)

June  15, International  Theater  Festival  ATELIER (Baia  Mare, Romania)

June  17, Cultural  Center  REDUTA,  (Brasov, Romania)

June  21,  International  Theater  Festival  Miturile  Cetatii (Constanza, Romania)

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 How to Explain The History of Communism to Mental Patients

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