by Miriam Edlich-Muth and Ensemble
Funded by Fonds Doppelpass der Kulturstiftung des Bundes / Repertoire, Preview
A family, living in four different epochs between 1370 and 2080, struggles with the same problems: Should we save the world or reproduce? Is religion a lifeline and if so, which one? Do we barricade ourselves in or head for new shores? Should we optimize ourselves or hedonistically dance towards our doom? And if we do the latter, what song should be playing? Since the discovery of song, musicians in the East and the West have been packing their wisdom into catchy folk music. People, however, have not managed to learn much from these; they are better at merrily singing and swaying along, even as the sea level rises and the water is already at some people’s necks. And then comes Thursday. Everything is different on Thursdays. On Thursdays, the bunker is built – and all the trash is cast out. suite42 in cooperation with the Zoukak Theatre Company (Beirut) and the Deutsches SchauSpielHaus investigate the redundancy of human existence and the wisdom of folk songs.