A lyrical narrator is engulfed by the flow of endless news stories, sitting in front of a screen: the bright surface acts as a particle accelerator. The voice tries to find words in the constant bombardment of protons and electrons, in the vortex of news from all over the world: masked Asians, an Austrian après-ski bar. "Let's talk about reality, about stubborn, everyday reality," the voice demands. But how can this be done? Who, under constant attack from particles, can keep their eye on the bigger picture? The Nobel laureate Elfriede Jelinek has written a short play for the Autoren[theater]tage 2020 about a world in crisis-management mode. "Maybe I should cover my eyes with my face mask for once, and then have peace and darkness. At last."
Ausstattung Henrike Huppertsberg
4. Oktober 2020