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Das mangelnde Licht

In the organizer's words:

"Everyone should have the right to enough light!"

Qeto, Nene and Ira meet in Brussels in 2019 at the impressive retrospective of their dead friend, the renowned photographer Dina Pirveli. Her photographs are an opportunity to reminisce about Tbilisi in the early 1990s: four young women intoxicated by life and their first loves. They celebrate the reprieve granted by their ignorance of the future, of what the first years of Georgian independence will bring: Chaos and violence in the streets, power cuts, and the divisiveness of a young democracy in civil war - culminating in war in the region of Abkhazia.

In a country where life becomes survival, you may not be able to afford morality. But you can choose to remain human. And although unforgivable betrayal and tragic death put the four women's friendship to the test, none of them is prepared to accept a lack of light.

With her production of "The Lack of Light", in-house director Jette Steckel completes the trilogy of her adaptations of Nino Haratischwili's great novels for the stage after "The Eighth Life (For Brilka)" and "The Cat and the General" - and once again addresses the question of responsibility: how does one act morally correctly in a world that seems to lack any logic?

Duration 4:40h, including one intermission

World premiere February 26, 2022, Thalia Theater

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Thalia Theater Alstertor Alstertor 20095 Hamburg

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