Which year are we living in?

By Afsane Ehsandar

World premiere

Direction Mélanie Huber / Set and costume designer Marie-Luce Theis / Composition Martin von Allmen
Cast Sarah Gailer, Sarah Hostettler, Nicolas Rosat, Isabelle Menke

Sarah Gailer
Sarah Hostettler
Nicolas Rosat
Voice Isabelle Menke
 
Direction Mélanie Huber
Set and costume designer Marie-Luce Theis
Composition Martin von Allmen
Arrangements of the song texts Stephan Teuwissen
Lighting Thomas Adam
Literary Manager Karolin Trachte
Assistant Director Sonja Streifinger
“This morning I went berserk.” In her new homeland, a woman begins to tell her story. At first, she talks about harmless walks; but then, a police check becomes an assault, and an encounter with her compatriots turns into a brutal humiliation. The man in whom she confides these anecdotes repeatedly asks probing, detailed questions. Is he her partner, or does he want to expose her? Where is she? Where is he? Has their escape to a new life been a success, or have they been separated? Somewhere, a tape recorder is running – crucial evidence, or notes for self-reassurance? What story must the woman tell in order to be given the right to stay?
 
The Iranian author Afsane Ehsandar recently moved to Berlin, where she works as a writer and editor. As one of three pieces, the short play “What year are we living in?” won the Authors’ Competition at the city’s 2017 Autorentheatertage theatre festival. For Ehsandar, an important model for “Which year are we living in?” was the British dramatist Harold Pinter’s “Ashes to Ashes” dialogue, in which much initially seems fantastical and mysterious, but is decoded as a logic of different narrative levels in the course of the story.

Pfauen/Kammer

Th, 21 Sep 19:3020:30 Tickets anschl. Publikumsgespräch; Carte Blanche
Mo, 25 Sep 19:3020:30 Tickets anschl. Publikumsgespräch mit der Regisseurin Mélanie Huber
Fr, 29 Sep 19:3020:30 Tickets anschl. Publikumsgespräch
We, 04 Oct 19:3020:30 Tickets anschl. Publikumsgespräch mit der Autorin Afsane Ehsandar
Th, 05 Oct 19:3020:30 Tickets anschl. Publikumsgespräch mit der Autorin Afsane Ehsandar
Mo, 09 Oct 19:3020:30 Tickets Final performances
anschl. Publikumsgespräch mit der Regisseurin Mélanie Huber; with English surtitles
Th, 12 Oct 19:3020:30 Tickets Final performances
anschl. Publikumsgespräch
Sa, 14 Oct 19:3020:30 Tickets Final performances
with English surtitles
Su, 15 Oct 19:3020:30 Tickets Last performance for the time being
anschl. Publikumsgespräch

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