“It’s terror, it’s tyranny, it’s contemptible, it’s an affront, it’s malicious – those pigs, those worthless beings, those assholes.”
An engineer in his early thirties, Daniel Putkammer only lives for his work and waits to be promoted. He tells us about his daily life, his colleagues and the traffic jams on the way to work -- accompanied by annoying racket from the radio. Putkammer’s view of the world is coloured by his arrogance and his venomous loathing of women, his co-workers, the unemployed and just about everyone else. The engineer gets his promotion; he’s to become a department head in Romania. Suddenly, he’s afraid. A friend convinces him to go out partying. That night a drunken Putkammer gets behind the wheel of his car and something terrible happens on the way home. Everything that makes this young man feel so superior is now in jeopardy – or is it?
Oliver Kluck was awarded the Kleist Prize for Young Dramatists for his play “Warteraum Zukunft” (“Waiting Room Future”).
November 13, 2010