Sunday, November 24, Main Hall
German translation by: Heiner Gimmler
1h 50' szünet nélkül without intermission
Robert Stadlober, Sinja Dieks, Denise Sophie Scholz, Maik Solbach, Jacqueline Macaulay, Christiane Rausch, Wolfram Koch, Maria Gräfe, Roger Seimetz, René Nuss
Directed by FRANK HOFFMANN
Set designer: Christoph Rasche
Costume design: Jasna Bosnjak
Original music and sound effects: René Nuss
Dramaturgy: Ruth Heynen
Director`s assistant: Tom Dockal, Sally Merres
A coproduction by Ruhrfestspiele Recklinghausen, Théâtre National du Luxembourg, Schauspiel Hannover, in cooperation with the Deutsches Theater Berlin
Finally, a triumph – his play was a huge success. Life is suddenly a celebration, and the writer Maurice sees his life in a different way. He sees the beautiful woman on his friend’s arm and the longing in her eyes. He sees his own partner, who has given birth to his child, whom he only looks upon as a livestock, as an unadorned creature. After the first night of passion, Maurice wishes his child would die. And he finds him dead on the same morning. Zeter and Mordio. An inspector and a criminal investigation ensues.
August Strindberg’s Intoxication − There Are Crimes and Crimes by its original title − raises the issues of guilt and repentance, and examines man in his altered state. It is a novelty. Ibsen, on the other hand, was still a rock in Breaking the Waves, attacking the civilian world from a clear moral standpoint. Strindberg, who was only 21 years younger than him, wrote as if he were stemming from another reality − the modern age came through his writing, the fixed order broke down, people had to find their own morals and identity within themselves.
This is where Frank Hoffmann’s outstanding stage production begins, with Robert Stadlober − who had his breakthrough role in the movie Crazy – portraying the main protagonist, Maurice, and who is surrounded by the prominent actors who have been accompanying Frank Hoffmann’s productions for years.