"I agree with dying myself. But not with yours, ancestors, never ever, not for an eternity."
In a journey through time, a daydream, and a trip through distant periods and worlds, Peter Handke’s Immer noch Sturm (Still Storm) leads us back to his roots and narrates the story of his Slovenian ancestors during the period of the Second World War. From passed-down stories and memories, from true and imagined details, the writer puts together a family portrait and resurrects his deceased forebears. Underneath an apple tree in the remote landscape of Jaunfeld in Carinthia, he encounters his grandparents, his mother, and her siblings, and they talk of oppression and language prohibitions, of the partisans’ struggle and futile resistance.
Peter Handke creates his characters with great power of expression and poetical language, has them quarrel, laugh, and grieve, and recalls their homeland and history, which are threatened with being forgotten.
In 2012 Immer noch Sturm was awarded the Mülheim Dramatists’ Prize and was selected as German-language 'Play of the Year' by Theater heute.
Premiere April 29, 2015
Thorsten HierseGregor, "Jonathan"
Simone von ZglinickiUrsula, "Snežena"