Sasha Marianna Salzmann tells of mothers and daughters and grandmothers in times of upheaval. Sometimes we can only understand these later, such as the collapse of the Soviet Union and the hopeful nineties, which many Eastern Europeans, however, call "meat grinder time".
The play takes us to the heart of the time of upheaval and on to the question of whether we are not experiencing another turning point today. In Salzmann's work, mothers and daughters are chained to each other and yet look past each other in a convulsive manner.
They cannot understand each other, they live in different worlds: In the Soviet empire, in a system that is brutally falling apart, and finally in the West. Lena's draughty childhood takes place in the 70s, and in the 90s she becomes a doctor to save her mother, who has always been ill. But by then, that mother has already died.
Tatjana becomes a saleswoman in a liquor store, the only chance of survival in the upheaval of the 90s. Both women are flushed to Germany, where their lives are to begin anew, and both inevitably become friends.
Both have meanwhile given birth to daughters who grow up without knowing where they actually come from, what scars they bear.
Full of empathy, but without any transfiguration, Sasha Marianna Salzmann weaves together the stories of people whose biographies are dictated by times of upheaval, tells of nostalgic life lies and of the struggle for new beginnings. After "Effingers", Jan Bosse once again presents an epic theater evening. A musical theater time travel with the ensemble as a live band.
What happens when political systems fall apart?
From 6.10. with English surtitles
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Thu-Sat: 15-45€, Sun-Wed: 10-40€, under 30 years each seat category: 10€.