Hitler is dead, i repeat, Adolf Hitler is dead
In 2021, it is 75 years ago that the Nuremberg trials took place. In light of that anniversary, Stijn Devillé brings this instant classic back to the stage.
Hitler is dead. His main henchmen, Goebbels and Himmler, have committed suicide. Goering and Speer are soon captured by the Allies. The Axis of Evil has been defeated, the world lies in ruins. A massive clean-up operation is required, and the guilty must be punished.
Against the background of a city in ruins, four young Allied protagonists attempt to develop moral principles for the future. In the meantime, there are signs of growing tension and differing opinions among the accused, as one’s survival strategy means the other’s death warrant. Hitler is dead. But he leaves a huge bitter legacy.
text and direction Stijn Devillé play Warre Borgmans, Dirk Buyse, Kris Cuppens, Janne Desmet, Jos Geens, Pieter Genard, Maarten Ketels, Sara Vertongen and Tom Van Bauwel music Geert Waegeman and Han Stubbe dramaturgy and research Els Theunis and Ruth Mariën costumes Joëlle Meerbergen scenography Bart Van Merode technic Viktor Thys and Bernard Peeters originally created in co-production with ARSENAAL/LAZARUS in collaboration with de Operadagen Rotterdam with the support of the Flemish Literature Fund co-production Het nieuwstedelijk and Het Laatste Bedrijf photo Charles Alexander, Office of the United States Chief of Counsel en Harry S. Truman Library & Museum