Hamburger Theater Festival
Christian Kracht, in a version by Jan Bosse and Bettina Ehrlich. A production of the Schaubühne Berlin.
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Family constellation with a swell and two theatre stars: Angela Winkler and Joachim Meyerhoff play mother and son who seek access to each other on a road trip. In vain?
It all begins with a dark brown woollen jumper. The first-person narrator Christian Kracht buys it in Zurich at a stand selling home-knitted goods. He comes across a brochure in the shopping bag: The knitting commune is where he was born – and so he sets off on a last road trip together with his eccentric, seriously ill mother. With a taxi and 600,000 Swiss francs in their luggage, with lots of vodka and sleeping pills, a walker and an artificial bowel outlet, they head up into the Swiss mountains and at the same time on a journey into their own family history, which is marked by a sophisticated jet set, a Nazi past, abuse, illness and addiction. The tour of mother and son becomes a parforceride through memory: what should be recalled and told, what should remain unspoken, forgotten and repressed?
The festival shows Jan Bosse's first directing work at the Berlin Schaubühne. He has already worked frequently with Joachim Meyerhoff in particular. You will certainly remember "Die Welt im Rücken" (2017 at the festival), among others!