translated from Hebrew into German by Anne Birkenhauer
"How can I move into September while he remains in August?"
A man and a woman sit at dinner. Suddenly, the man stands and says he must go. Where, asks the woman. To him, says the man. To him, the dead one. Their son, dead for five years. Their mourning lingers on, and yet, while the woman accepts the now, that life continues, the man sets off. To the place that does not exist. First he circles his yard, then his house, then the city. And his voice blends with those of the many others he meets, they too the parents of dead children. The duke. The midwife. The shoemaker. The centaur. All those travellers, in mourning, on their way to the dead, to a necessary, impossible encounter. David Grossman is the recipient of the 2010 Peace Prize of the German Book Trade. In 2006, while he was at work on his novel, 'To the End of the Land', his second son was killed in the Lebanon War.
World premiere December 13, 2013
Matthias NeukirchMan/Walking Man
Katrin KleinWoman/Woman on the belfry
Bernd MossThe town's chronicler
Natali SeeligThe chronicler's wife
Janina SachauDelivery nurse
Barbara HeynenWoman in the net
Markwart Müller-ElmauAged arithmetic teacher
Woman/Woman on the belfry