Augenblick mal! 2001

Sonntag, 6. Mai 2001 | Schiller-Theater-Werkstatt

Theater im Marienbad Freiburg
Besuch bei Katt und Fredda
von Ingeborg von Zadow
Verlag der Autoren, Frankfurt am Main
ab 7 Jahren | 60 Minuten

Director: Dieter Kümmel
Stage Design: Marc Totzke
Actor(s): Daniela Mohr (Fredda), Renate Obermaier (Katt), Kirsten Trustaedt (Miranda)


Katt and Fredda had been on the road a long, long time. They had many a mile behind them, full of misery and hardship, full of longing and fear. Then suddenly, one day, all their troublesome meandering was over. Finally they had found a room. They'd co


... we are whisked away on a carousel of emotions. Forget the poles of self-pity and weltschmerz, this is the poetry of contradiction. Perhaps, as the story repeatedly claims, everything is only a game. But does that make it any less dangerous? Crossing boundaries, switching sides. The game becomes serious. Existential. Suddenly there's no escape. Director Dieter Kümmel infuses the story with so much more than the day-to-day world it supposedly portrays. The artistically rendered scenes make the pain as well as the pleasure of their contradictions tangible. Who has to leave the room? Will a new couple form? Isn't the new always more intriguing than the old, promising a fresh, new boost of energy? And then, suddenly, a life together as three seems plausible. The lure of this utopia is allowed to settle in, we see it, believe it, even as we are struck with its transience. Of course, we all know one of them will inevitably have to go; there is only space for two here. No problem, we are all reasonable people, we'll find a solution. We are torn between impossibilities.

But as the evening closes, neither the romantic nor the enlightened path prevails. Only impossibilities are magnified, trivialities stringently placed side by side, denying the characters any hope of solution, or any other way of being. For 60 minutes, the highs and lows of interpersonal relationships are subject to the scrutiny of the spotlight. Nothing is left uncovered. We have to face the contradictions straight on. Accept them. Bear through them.

Karola Marsch

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