17 | 10 | 17

Calendar

Studiobühne
Premiere
17 | 11 | 2016
Duration
2 h 30 min
eine Pause

Dates

Anfahrt

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by Jörn Klare (Milking) / Judith Schalansky (The Neck of the Giraffe)

„Milking“ by Jörn Klare (world premiere) / „The Neck of the Giraffe“ by Judith Schalansky //

Milking (by Jörn Klare · world premiere)

An old man is sitting on his packed suitcases in his flat. He has to leave his village in the eastern part of Germany, where he lived his whole live as a milker, to move to his adopted daughter who lives in the West. This is not the place he should be, he thinks. But unfortunately his home got lost for him a long time ago, at the latest when he got unemployed. And now a lot of strangers are invading the village, people who seem a bit fishy to him, as well as the few young people, who stayed and are waffling about »the good old times under Adolf«. Even a spontaneous rebellion in the former »Konsum«, now so-called »supermarket«, is not changing anything.The comic-bitter conclusion is: »I am a milker, who has been milked.«

 

The Neck of the Giraffe (by Judith Schalansky)

Inge Lohmark has worked as a Biology and Gym teacher at a high school in the backwaters of Western Pomerania for the past 30 years. She knows how school works: with discipline and severity, no false camaraderie and a constant focus on the facts. The word »weakness« is simply not in her vocabulary. Lohmark will keep ploughing along until the last pupil of her 9th grade Biology and Gym class ekes out their diploma and the school is eventually closed due to lack of incoming students. And things at home aren’t much better. A marriage of convenience to a former insemination engineer of an East German agricultural cooperative who now works as an ostrich breeder. Her daughter living in the United States for the past 12 years. Only sporadic contact. Not much to feel happy about. Then something unexpected happens. Erika, a 15-year-old pupil, shakes up her carefully organised emotional world and causes her perfect façade to crumble.

Hasko Weber (Regie)
Oliver Helf (Bühne)
Andrea Wöllner (Kostüme)
Beate Seidel (Dramaturgie)

Cast

Sebastian Kowski (Melken)
Anna Windmüller (Der Hals der Giraffe)