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Ausverkauft | Früchte des Zorns

In the organizer's words:
approx. 2 hours 5 minutes - No break
From rags to riches. That's the promise that has become the mindset in the United States. But especially in times of crisis, holes in the narrative of social advancement reveal themselves. The deconstruction of the American dream is at the heart of the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel FEAR OF Fury. In it, John Steinbeck tells the story of the Joad farming family from Oklahoma, who, after years of drought, abandon their old life and set out on a journey along Route 66. Their destination: California.
From rags to riches. That's the promise that has become a state of mind in the USA. But especially in times of crisis, holes in the narrative of social advancement reveal themselves. When the Corona virus hit the U.S., it was once again the socially weak who suffered the consequences of the crisis. Millions lost their jobs and the economic depression was hard to stop. Most of those who succumbed to the virus came from mostly structurally disadvantaged African-American communities. Talk of the "greatest country in the history of mankind" was exposed as a myth during the crisis. The deconstruction of the American dream is the focus of the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel FRUITS OF FURY. In it, John Steinbeck tells the story of the Joad farming family from Oklahoma, who, after years of drought, abandon their old life and set out on a journey along Route 66. Their destination: California. But the Californian Dream recedes further and further into the distance as the migrants encounter only swindlers, exploitation and exclusion in the West. This is the material of the moment, revealing the connections between the economic crisis, the migration movement, and climate change. Following the successful digital premiere in winter 2020, Rafael Sanchez's production is now coming to the stage live. Please note that there will be loud sound cues during the performance; our service staff in the foyer will be happy to hand out earplugs. Press commentary "Here only theater is played, shown, imitated. But for the camera. Sanchez succeeds in serving both media appropriately." Theater heute "His musical accompaniment also follows the dictates of modest means. It is all the more impressive." Kölner Stadt-Anzeiger "Without ifs and buts a strong team performance." Kölnische Rundschau This content has been machine translated.

Location

Schauspiel Köln Schanzenstraße 6-20 51063 Köln

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