Frank Zappa and the Prague Underground

by Branko Dimitrijevic
New World Order Theater (NWOT) is the theater for the end of the world as we know it. It was not intended for intellectuals and other dead people (to borrow Frank Zappa's expression) or for the custodians of high culture. Come to think of it, it was not intended for anyone in particular - all we want is a chance to implement a tiny portion of the all conquering imagination, as the only thing left to those individuals who oppose the everyday norms.

This little play is a comment on a sad fact that Vaclav Havel cowardly accepted the dictate from Washington to exclude Frank Zappa from any official dealings between the two countries. One may wonder what were the reasons U.S. Senator gave Mr. Havel when thay demanded he demote Mr. Zappa from his position as "cultural liason officer". Zappa was no an all out rebel. He was more like Czech writer Yaroslav Hashek, the author of "The Good Soldier Schweik", who formed the Party Of Moderate Progress within the boundaries of the Law. Zappa himself stated that "... demonstrations are impractical. The men should cut their hair and take over city councils - infiltrate the establishment".


At this point in history, when the forces of darkness are descending upon poor innocent us (who did nothing to deserve it) there were only a few sidelined voices sounding warning. Just like in the past, those few who payed attention are not in the position to do something, and reverse the course.

And so - down we go.

As for you, you can partially redeem yourselves by attending our next couple of shows:


after which we will present the ultimate Christmass show:

Now, back to Zappa :

"We must stop America before it scarfs up the world and sits all over us ..."

"The illusion of freedom will continue as long as it's profitable to continue the illusion. At the point where illusion becomes too expensive to maintain, they will just take down the scenary, they will pull back the curtains, they will move the tables and chairs out of the way and you will see a brick wall at the end of the theatre."

... Last Play ...

© Yurope, Last modification October 22, 1995.