Berliner Ensemble (DE)
Suse Wächter is the inventor of a world inhabited by revenants from the 20th century. Her epochal production “Helden des 20. Jahrhunderts” – guest at the figuren.theater.festival in 2007 – featured the immortal stars, historical demons and unforgotten heroes and heroines of our dreams. Her more than one hundred puppets are deceptively similar copies of the undead who are still alive our minds. In her new work, Berliner Ensemble’s “household deity” Bertolt Brecht is haunted by the countless ghosts whom he met during his long exile and on his eventual return to Theater am Schiffbauerdamm. Together with two musicians and a puppeteer, Suse Wächter has created an evening’s séance, where these little creatures with big auras play their game.
“The sensuality and tenderness with which she works, coupled with wit and playfulness, is rarely seen on stage today. And it is precisely this special mixture of magic box and ghost train that makes you marvel in a childlike way again and again.” (rbb Kultur)
The performance will be presented with audio inscription, introductory talk and stage tour (4:30 pm) for visually impaired audiences.
Join us for an artist talk in German after the production on 20th May.
Presentation: Dr. Hans-Friedrich Bormann – Institut für Theater- und Medienwissenschaft, FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg