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Didi Jünemann: Wir Kellerkinder - Zum 100. Geburtstag von Wolfgang Neuss

In the organizer's words:

"Wir Kellerkinder" is the story of Macke Prinz. Acting in a total of 23 (!) roles, Didi Jünemann tells the story of Macke Prinz, an 11-year-old boy who first hides a communist in the cellar during the Nazi era and later his father, a former Nazi, there in the post-war period, in a brilliant tour de force. In the end, Macke ends up in an "insane asylum" and can only be released if he can prove that he has been cured for good. A story that is frighteningly topical right now in the early 1920s of the 21st century. On the one hand, it conveys the astonishingly simple seduction of right-wing populist Nazi propaganda and, on the other, the political adaptability of German citizens. But it also tells of the high art of humane action, practiced by the young Macke Prinz. Performed with fabulous phrasing by the great actor and cabaret artist Wolfgang Neuss!

A stage solo based on the 1960 film by and with Wolfgang Neuss. In congenial collaboration with his director George Isherwood, Jünemann has turned the film material into a one-person play. On the one hand an intelligent panopticon of the history of Germany during and after the Nazi regime, on the other the play takes an amusing look ahead and allows the viewer's imagination to hide corresponding guests in the cellar at a later date. Macke Prinz, an 11-year-old boy, hides a communist from the Nazis in the cellar. He later ends up in an insane asylum, which then leads him back to his cellar, which has since become a popular jazz cellar. "It blows a refreshing breath of fresh air through dark German history!" says the American Isherwood.

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