Kammer 2

HOCHDEUTSCHLAND

BASED ON THE NOVEL BY ALEXANDER SCHIMMELBUSCH

Director: Kevin Barz

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Protest movements usually take place on the street. They are organised via the Internet, but what counts in the end is visibility on the street. If you follow current news reports, you find yourself asking: Will half of Europe soon be protesting? Demonstrations range from schoolchildren gathering across Europe to protest against climate change and lax environmental policies under the slogan #FridaysForFuture, to the gilet jaunes in France, a movement that has blurred the well-known political boundaries and unites citizens with very diverse attitudes. The protests largely originate from people who do not benefit from the ruling system, who are literally deprived of a future. But what about those on the other side, who keep capitalism alive and profit? The protagonist of the novel, investment banker Victor, is just such a person. He has it all, but he’s still not happy. Victor decides to act. He founds a populist movement and seeks his private salvation in political protest. Can the system destroy itself from the inside? How removed from reality is the German elite? Germany 2019: Do we need a fresh start?

Note
After may 27th's performance Julia Windischbauer will be awared with this year's O.-E.-Hasse-Preis.

With

Zeynep Bozbay, Abdoul Kader Traoré, Jannik Mioducki, Julia Windischbauer

At the grand piano

Sachiko Hara

Stage Production

Kevin Barz

Stage design

Manuel La Casta

Costume

Veronica Silva Klug

Sound design

Martin Sraier-Krügermann

Video

Johannes Wagner

Lighting

Christian Schweig

Dramaturgy

Valerie Göhring

Premiere on 24. May 2019