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Confuse-A-Cat Ltd presents The War Room in Studio 111(Enlgish-American Institute – UD Main Building) on first of July, at 8:30 pm.

The War Room is based on Stanley Kubrick’s movie, Dr. Strangelove (1963). It is set in a hectic era similar to ours: America in the Cold War during the 1950’s. Beside bringing up political issues, the play presents the human nature and its imperfection with irony and self-irony.

In the background of global decisions we usually find the same impulse as what the kindergartner feels whose toy tank has just been taken away by an other kindergartner. This is why the setting of the frame-piece is a nursery school. The play apart from having a script scintillating with wit is a perfect representation of political and everyday idiocy.
The Confuse–A–Cat Ltd. theater company was established in the summer of 2007 but the personal and professional relationships between the members date back to 2003. They are all former students of the Institute of English and American Studies, University of Debrecen, who have been working together on several productions in English and achieved great success on international theater festivals of universities.

The company’s name (Confuse–A–Cat Ltd.) is originally the title of one of the Monty Python group’s scenes in which the actors cheer up a melancholic cat. Confuse–A–Cat Ltd. regards everyone in the audience as melancholic cats.

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