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Der Gott des Gemetzels

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In the organizer's words:
Two 11-year-old boys fight in the schoolyard, one hits the other with a stick, the other loses two incisors. Among civilized people, as the parents are, one talks through the matter together.
So Alain and Annette discuss with Véronique and Michel over coffee and pastries how to influence Ferdinand (the perpetrator) and Bruno (the victim) in a pedagogically correct way, as consensual and politically correct as it should be nowadays in our western societies.
But suddenly more archaic impulses break through. Who was the culprit? From jibes to verbal fights, from verbal fights to fisticuffs, the afternoon degenerates into a hall battle.
Two 11-year-olds fight in the schoolyard, one hits the other with a stick, the other loses two incisors. Among civilized people, as the parents are, one talks the matter through together. So Alain and Annette discuss with Véronique and Michel over coffee how to influence Ferdinand (the perpetrator) and Bruno (the victim) in a pedagogically correct way, as consensual and politically correct as it should be nowadays in Western society. But suddenly more archaic impulses break through. From jibes to verbal fights, from verbal action to fisticuffs, the afternoon degenerates into a hall battle. With diabolic humor and merciless accuracy, Yasmina Reza's play skewers modern bourgeois society, which is torn between enlightened goodness and all-too-human, egoistic competition. As obliging and cotton-wool as we may pretend to be, in the end one person retains the upper hand: the God of Carnage. Since the originally planned premiere of THE PROCESS has to be postponed to the 2023/34 season, we are pleased that director Tristan Linder, who began his theater career in Cologne as an assistant director, will now stage Yasmina Reza's successful play at short notice. Press comments "The young director Tristan Linder demonstrates a good sense for all facets of the play. He has everything in view." General-Anzeiger "Great art." Kölner Stadt-Anzeiger "Justified premiere jubilation for all involved: for the ensemble as well as for director Tristan Linder and his team. If Sabine Waibel had been allowed a solo bow, bravi would have been certain for her." Kölnische Rundschau This content has been machine translated.

Location

Schauspiel Köln Schanzenstraße 6-20 51063 Köln