Harlequin in the Ghetto featured a nightly double bill: two of three performances based on Comedy about a Trap.
Three performances were prepared for Harlequin in the Ghetto (York). All were based on a script written in the Terezín/Theresienstadt ghetto, Comedy about a Trap, by prisoner Zdeněk Jelínek. Two of the three were performed during each night of the four-night run of Harlequin in the Ghetto (York):
- Comedy about a Trap (York textual), created at the University of York, that closely followed the script Comedy about a Trap.
- Harlequin in the Ghetto (York co-textual), created at the University of York, that incorporated additional scenes (based on the history of the ghetto, survivor testimony, and the student performers' own reactions to that history and the script) into an abridged version of Comedy about a Trap,
- Harlequin in the Ghetto (York St John), created at York St John university, in which the actors improvised around the characters and scenarios featured in Comedy about a Trap.
|Director and co-creator||Mark France|
|Researcher and co-creator||Lisa Peschel|
|Director and co-creator||Alan Sikes|