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The image shows: Maria Schrader, Andreas Döhler
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The image shows: Nicolas Stemann, Andreas Döhler, Maria Schrader, Barbara Heynen
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The image shows: Barbara Heynen, Andreas Döhler, Maria Schrader
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The image shows: Thomas Kürstner, Felix Goeser, Andreas Döhler, Nicolas Stemann
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The image shows: Andreas Döhler
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The image shows: Felix Goeser, Barbara Heynen, Maria Schrader
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The image shows: Nicolas Stemann, Sebastian Vogel, Thomas Kürstner
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The image shows: Nicolas Stemann, Margit Bendokat
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The image shows: Barbara Heynen
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The image shows: Maria Schrader, Andreas Döhler, Felix Goeser
Foto: Arno Declair
The image shows: Margit Bendokat
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The image shows: Andreas Döhler, Maria Schrader
Foto: Arno Declair
The image shows: Felix Goeser, Maria Schrader
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The image shows: Nicolas Stemann, Felix Goeser, Barbara Heynen
Foto: Arno Declair
The image shows: Nicolas Stemann, Felix Goeser, Andreas Döhler
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The image shows: Nicolas Stemann, Felix Goeser, Barbara Heynen
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The image shows: Nicolas Stemann, Sebastian Vogel, Thomas Kürstner
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Stop! Enough Already! Louder! 12 Last Songs

by Stemann/Kürstner/Vogel/von Blomberg

We have to stop – that much is clear. Things can’t go on like this. And it’s high time, because the life we’re living here isn’t “real”; it can’t be ours. The right one is still to come. But where’s it to be found? Someone should really announce: “This way, please.” Then we could just follow their instructions – or not.  
 
Instead people everywhere are resigning and retreating, preferring to give themselves the axe rather than risk being perceived as the enemy. We’re constantly hearing about the end of things: fashions, standards, eras and people – only to see them resurrected a heartbeat later. What follows is the eternal bonus track – swan songs that just won’t end. Just like the long-heralded end of the fun society, they’ve been celebrating Germany’s phasing out of nuclear power for years. ‘Maybe’ is applied to the dead as well as the living. Everything comes to resemble everything else; everything merges together.
 
Coming to a decision is a lonely, almost unbearable process when the point of view needed to make it is missing, or when there are simply too many viewpoints. Often there’s just one thing to do: keep quiet and simply function. And because everyone knows this, everybody has just one thing in mind: refusal, their very own exit strategy. The "I would prefer not to." But prefer not to what?  And what would we rather do in its place? Thank goodness one thing seems certain: After the economic shockwaves of recent years, turbo-capitalism has sung its swan song.
 
So let’s all quit together – and for good. Let’s stop putting on an act!  We’ll pack it all in and do our own thing. An evening of song! The others have talked enough, now’s our chance to sing. We’ll perform 12 songs – and more. As many as are necessary ´till it’s time for us to throw in the towel. After all, we’re also being judged by the ratings.
 World Premiere 
February 19, 2011
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