A play about the Kapp-Lüttwitz putsch and the rescue of democracy by the people from the Ruhr area
In most history books, the events only appear as a footnote, but in 1920, the people here in the Ruhr saved our then still young republic from the military coup under Kapp- Lüttwitz. At the risk of their lives, they saved democracy with great civil courage. Today, all this has been forgotten, suppressed or distorted by the National Socialists. We bring fates and stories from the period August 1914 to April 1920 to life on stage, because even today, although 100 years have passed in between, our society is once again moving in the same field of tension: then between democratic equality for all people against nationalist militarism, today between peaceful commitment to human rights against the new extreme and violent nationalists who push themselves populistically into the middle of our society. – Admission: pay what you can or want.
Sponsored by: BUXUS STIFTUNG and Ministry of Home Affairs, Municipal Affairs, Construction and Equality of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia.
“The wild 1920s in the Ruhr. A Piece of Ruhr Area History” (WAZ article).
School performances will be held October 26-29, 2020, 10:00 am.
Admission: 5,00 € Duration: 60 minutes plus wrap-up discussion
Lothringer St. 36c
Ura, Theater Traumbaum