On their birthday the twins Taylor and Ronny hit the jackpot – a stay at the Beach House in Florida. Together with their rheumatic mother, they set off to the Sunshine State. With happiness within their reach, the family of three, along with all its neuroses and infirmities, instantly seem to be visitors in their own lives on the housing estate. But then they learn what conditions are attached to their winnings. To hang on to their dreams, Taylor and Ronny are drawn into shady dealings both on- and offline, while their mother takes refuge under the palm trees and reminisces about a revolution.
Dorian Brunz contrasts the magical location of the Beach House with a brutal and deceptive reality. The twins’ fight exacts a high price – they are forced to give everything they have, even their faith in the dream. And where, in the end, will all their anger go?
beach house by Dorian Brunz is one of three plays that will premiere in 2020 on the Langen Nacht der Autor_innen (Long Night of the Playwrights) as part of the Autoren(theater)tage at the Deutsches Theater Berlin. A jury of playwrights Dea Loher, actress Nina Hoss and translator David Tushingham selected these three new plays from 171 entries. The world premiere of beach house in Berlin will be followed by its premiere in Leipzig during this season. After atlas by Thomas Köck, in-house director Philipp Preuss is staging this production, his second in the discotheque of the Schauspiel Leipzig.
Stage Design and Costumes Ramallah Aubrecht
Dramaturgy Matthias Döpke
Lighting Carsten Rüger
2 October 2020
A co-production with Schauspiel Leipzig
Anna KeilMrs Schmetterling
Julia PreußTaylor Schmetterling (her daughter)
Felix Axel PreißlerRonny Schmetterling (twin brother)
Taylor Schmetterling (her daughter)
Ronny Schmetterling (twin brother)