The Sexual Neuroses of Our Parents 15+
by Lukas Bärfuss
“Child, I’m so happy. These doctors with their drugs. We’ll stop all that. No pills, ever again. I promise. Welcome, Dora, welcome to the world.”
With her doctor’s consent, Dora’s mother decides to stop her mentally disabled daughter’s medication. The drugs had completely paralysed Dora as a person for the last few years. Dora’s mother wants her old child back: full of life, but also unpredictable. What neither the parents nor the doctor have considered is that meanwhile Dora has become a young woman, who now experiences a strong sexual awakening.
Lukas Bärfuss’ drama unsparingly exposes and breaks many taboos. Despite all the ambivalence and the questions with which it leaves the audience, it is a strong plea for the right to self-determination of people with disabilities. Bärfuss is considered one of the most important contemporary playwrights in the German language. His frequently prize-winning plays have been translated into a dozen languages and are put on worldwide. This is the first time “The Sexual Neuroses of Our Parents” is performed at a Theatre for Young Audiences.
We are delighted that Friederike Jaglitz and Michael Schumacher from the Hamburg theatre group MEINE DAMEN UND HERREN are joining us for this production (www.meinedamenundherren.net).
Directed by: Alexander Riemenschneider Stage Design: David Hohmann Costume Design: Lili Wanner Choreographic assistance: Regina Rossi Lightning: Andreas Juchheim Sound: Benjamin Owusu-Sekyere, Caroline Woelke Composition: Matthias Schubert Dramaturgy: Stanislava Jević