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Lerne lachen ohne zu weinen

In the organizer's words:

Bert Oberdorfer - lyrics and vocals | Jan Weigelt - piano | Gerhard Dierig - viola | Johannes Esser - bass | Monika Endres clarinet and saxophone
Duration 70 minutes - no intermission

He was a lyricist, critic, novelist, biting satirist and writer of erotic and cheeky chansons. He loved women, smoky Berlin pubs and breakneck punchlines. He foresaw the catastrophe of National Socialism earlier than almost anyone else - and yet believed he could stop it with a typewriter. He was expatriated from Germany, which he hated and loved, and then took his own life in exile in Sweden: Kurt Tucholsky. In a light-footed and profound biographical revue, actor Bert Oberdorfer, Gerhard Dierig (viola) and pianist Jan Weigelt present chansons and texts by this uncomfortable contemporary witness. Dazzling miniatures, from the creation of the world to the ultimate recipe against influenza, from happiness and unhappiness in love and, when nothing else helps, from a little piece of chewing tobacco.

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Theater im Bauturm Aachener Straße 24-26 50674 Köln

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