"Six things are hated by the Lord; seven things are disgusting to him: eyes of pride, a false tongue, hands which take life without cause; a heart full of evil designs, feet which are quick in running after sin; a false witness, breathing out untrue words, and one who lets loose violent acts among brothers." (Old Testament)
Humanity’s struggle against evil has been a source of fascination across the ages: in 4 B.C. a monk goes into the desert and describes the seduction of sin sin as a demonic visitation. In David Fincher’s 1995 film "Seven", normal people like the obese welfare case, the vain model and the wealthy lawyer are spectacularly murdered for weaknesses of character that are analogous to the seven deadly sins. And in the online game “Seven Deadly Sins” you have to commit all seven deadly sins within 14 days.
What is the significance of pride, miserliness, envy, wrath, indolence, gluttony and lust in a secularised society, in which profit-seeking, assertiveness, hedonism, consumption and carnal pleasures are not only desirable but rewarded? Are wealth without working, pleasure without a conscience, politics without principles sins of the modern world, as Mahatma Gandhi put it? The director Wojtek Klemm and his young ensemble explore the role of morality and goodness in the year 2014.
With the generous support of the K. S. Fischer Foundation.
Set & Costumes Mascha Mazur
Premiere May 8, 2014
Kerim Balli, Lara Bardelle, Linda Blümchen, Dorian Brunz, Artur Chruszcz, Ruby Commey, Stella Doerenbach, Alexander Finger, Olivia Kan-Sperling, Manuel Kern, Katrija Lehmann, Luise Mehner, Sophia Neuheisel, Anne Rohde, Larissa Wagenhals, Anne Weise