Not everyone was eager to keep Greece in the euro zone. “We’re not against Europe, but against the way they’re doing things," said 58-year-old Panagiotis Kariotis, who was born in Greece. "They’re putting a bank above everyone; it’s unfair. If it’s to be the way we are now—starving—then we better get out!”
In this respect, the production has something to say to the current political-economic moment in Europe and the United States. If, in 2001, the production staged a generational revolt against the legacy of Communism in Eastern Europe, in its present context it resonates more directly with an age coming to awareness of the excesses and exploitations of its own wealthy capitalist patriarchs. Here, the question of what we willingly excuse so the party can continue unimpeded once again comes to the fore. When Helge’s forced, public confession is followed almost immediately by a scene of the party guests dancing, we have the sense that something is indeed rotten in the state of Denmark.