Adaption by Kristo Šagor
Present and future, childhood and adulthood, isolation and community, the analogue and digital world, take-off and crash – Erik, Stanko, Emily, Bea, Lenny, Annika, Vanessa, Li and Henk move between these contradictory states of being. They share a classroom and a German teacher, but apparently not much else. The cosmos they inhabit is relentlessly bleak: Annika and her little brother lovingly yet manically collect dead animals from the street and bury them; the chubby bullying victim Vanessa desperately tries to create a slim new identity for herself online with the help of her drone; Bea, suicidal and always bunking school, sleeps with two boys at the same time in defiance of her parents; and the computer nerd Lenny brazenly hacks his fellow pupils and controls them by smartphone.
Together with his team, director Kristo Šagor takes up the author’s multiple narrative perspectives and, while stirring up the digital mayhem even further by means of live video and other effects, ultimately hones in on the connections between the apparently unrelated, apocalyptic and oppressive puzzle pieces of these disparate lives.
What counts? My reality or yours?
With the kind support of the K.S. Fischer-Stiftung
Stage lighting Kristina Jedelsky
Make-up artist Andreas Müller
12 February 2018, Kammerspiele