We loved it so much, the revolution! But it let go of the children of Karl Marx & Coca Cola and turned to a new generation: “While 1917 was focused on the state, 1968 targeted the individual. The future had to be look into the ways that human beings relate,” writes Bini Adamczak. In the year of anniversaries – 50 years after ’68, the 100th anniversary of the November Revolution, the 200th birthday of Karl Marx – four women (Nina Kronjäger, Mira Partecke, Marianne Senne, and Claudia Splitt) go on a haphazard search for a new love through a strange old continent. Between May in Paris and the Prague Spring one thing is clear: The revolution knows no seasons and it doesn’t stick to any script. It doesn’t die from lead poisoning, childhood diseases of the infirmities of old age. But on the melancholy of its supporters. The only thing that might help against PRD (post-revolutionary depression) is the performance of radical democracy: a real assembly.
Conceived & directed by: andcompany&Co. (Karschnia / Nord / Sulimma)
Conceived & performed by: Nina Kronjäger, Mariana Senne, Claudia Splitt, Mira Partecke&Co.
Text: Alexander Karschnia with Nicola Nord&Co.
Music: Sascha Sulimma&Co.
Stage and costume Design: Janina Audick
Video: Kathrin Krottenthaler
Demotionals: Raul Walch
Lighting Design: Rainer Casper
Costume and stage design assistant: Daniela Zorrozua, Franziska Sauer, Caroline Wächter
Technical Director: Holger Müller
Sound: Deniz Sungur
Light: Sebastian Zamponi
Dramaturgy & production assistant Ffm: Christian Schuller
Assistant director: Kasia Noga
Stage construction: Lichtblick Bühnentechnik
Company Management: Monica Ferrari
language: German / English
duration: 90 minutes
A production by andcompany&Co. in co-production with HAU Hebbel am Ufer (Berlin), Künstlerhaus Mousonturm Frankfurt am Main, ACT Festival Sofia, FFT Düsseldorf, ARCHA Theatre Prag and Brut Wien, with the supporting of Theater Company MOMO Sofia. Funded by the German Federal Cultural Foundation and the Senate Department for Culture and Europe. The project is supported in the context of Change of Scene, a programme of the Robert Bosch Stiftung and the International Theatre Institute. The show in ARCHA Theater Prag will be supported by the Deutsch-Tschechischen Zukunftsfonds.
International Documentary Theatre Festival – AKCENT 2018
The Cost of Life
25 October – 8 December 2018
Archa Theatre, Prague
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