Augenblick mal! 2011
Mittwoch, 18. Mai 2011 | GRIPS Mitte
Für ewig und hundertmillionen Tage
von Theo Fransz
aus dem Niederländischen von Monika Thé
Theaterstückverlag Brigitte Korn-Wimmer & Franz Wimmer (GbR), München
ab 5 Jahren | 55 Minuten
Director: Theo Fransz
Stage and Costume Design: Mareile Krettek
Dramaturgy: Sonja Bachmann
Actor(s): Christopher Ammann (Kesselmann), Anna-Lena Doll (Käthe), Lisa Marie Fix (Julia), Simon Zigah (Thomas)
Video: Lukas Stermann
Julia, Käthe, Thomas and Kesselmann are best friends. For the most part anyway. From time to time some of them change their minds. Sometimes the girls don't like the boys. Sometimes the others don't like Julia because she talks too much. And sometimes
An afternoon in the open air, maybe in the backyard next to dustbins or on a parking lot between shopping centres and the ring road, or in a hut in the woods – the set, a formidable-looking platform with fence-like elements, arouses our own fantasies or even memories.
"But you're my friends, aren't you?", asks Kesselmann.
Julia: "I am anyway."
Käthe: "I dunno."
Thomas: "Nor me."
Four children are playing; evening draws on and Kesselmann doesn't want to go home. The question is vital to him because the next day he has to go into hospital and he needs some confirmation of friendship. He feels that his parents don't really notice him any more and seem to be caught up in their fears for him. The children take up the themes of friendship and separation with ease, and work on them in an active manner. Thanks to the way they play they are able to overcome their fear of an uncertain future, separation and illness, possibly even death. The dialogues have an incredible tempo, continually change their perspectives, open up new ideas, test out rules for friendship and contradict them humorously. The humorous lightness enables us to forget the seriousness of the theme, without making it banal. It also prevents the audience from distancing itself. "Piss and slobber and spit and snot!" These words are continually repeated in the course of the afternoon like a mantra: as an invocation, a threat or an oath of friendship. I don't know whether friendship can survive after death, but after this show I would hope so for all our sakes.
Andrea Kramer, Curator