The Lucullan Reading Circle

A performance by Per-Oskar Leu based on Bertolt Brecht's Trial of Lucullus

September 6, 2018

7pm, Goethe-Institut New York


Written in 1940 as a radio play by the poet and dramatist Bertolt Brecht, The Trial of Lucullus features the Roman general Lucullus facing judgment by a People’s Court in the underworld. Norwegian artist Per-Oskar Leu revisits this lesser-known Brecht work through a participatory performance, offering a contemporary reflection on the artist’s relationship to legal institutions, politics, and ideology.

Presented with the kind support of the Office for Contemporary Art Norway and the Norwegian Consulate General.