A digital and therefore naturally global grotesque to upset consciousness
***Nominated for the Cologne Theater Prize 2023***
A bourgeois evening party lets the champagne and words bubble away:
Against consciousness, against thawing polar ice caps, against the end of one's own species and against personal abysses...
They try, at least for this one night, to adjust their blinkers and catch their breath.
They play - "because man is only fully human where he plays" - in order to survive.
But the eagle will come.
You know it, you know it.
Cursed hope - that lets me live.
"The logic of failure comes across here in sparkling punchlines and philosophical anecdotes. A veritable feast of finely honed dialogues and acting finesse, performed by a wonderfully coordinated quartet that not only harmonizes perfectly with each other, but also with the action on the screen. The clever play with quotes from the (cultural) history of mankind juggles with key dates, myths and film snippets with feather-light grace"
"On this evening in the small theater in the north of Cologne, the big picture is negotiated with high entertainment value and the audience can consider themselves lucky to have witnessed an all-round successful evening of theater in which Theater Trafique demonstrates all its skills between stage, live stream and screen."
"The dialogues are modeled on the ironic stiltedness of a Yasmina Reza, the theoretical tinkling of a Rene Pollesch and seasoned with the pathos of a Heiner Müller - and they have a lot of wit." (choices)
By and with Trafique
Text & director: Björn Gabriel
Set & production: Anna Marienfeld
Video & sound: Alice Bleistein
Play: Max Ranft, Johanna Reinders, Tomasso Tessitori, Anna Marienfeld, Dominik Hertrich, Necati Akyel
Lighting: Jan Wiesbrock
Assistant director: Gina Bensch
Design: Lisa Reutelsterz
Photos: Peter Ritter
Cultural Office of the City of Cologne, Kulturbüro Dortmund, NRW Kultursekretariat Wuppertal, Regionales Kulturprogramm NRW, Ministry of Culture and Science of the State of NRW, Regionalverband Ruhr, RheinEnergie Stiftung, streamdust.tv
🎟 Tickets: https://www.qultor.de/kulturschaffende/studio-trafique
👉 All information: www.studio-trafique.de
The Box Office opens one hour before the performance begins.