Am Königsweg

By Elfriede Jelinek

Swiss premiere

Direction Stefan Pucher / Stage Design Barbara Ehnes / Costume and Wardrobe Annabelle Witt / Sound Christopher Uhe / Video Chris Kondek
Cast Sandra Gerling, Henrike Johanna Jörissen, Isabelle Menke, Elisa Plüss, Miriam Maertens, Julia Kreusch, Becky Lee Walters, Réka Csiszér

Sandra Gerling
Henrike Johanna Jörissen
Isabelle Menke
Elisa Plüss
Miriam Maertens
Julia Kreusch
Live Music Becky Lee Walters
Live Music Réka Csiszér
 
Direction Stefan Pucher
Stage Design Barbara Ehnes
Costume and Wardrobe Annabelle Witt
Sound Christopher Uhe
Video Chris Kondek
Video Assistant Ruth Stofer
Lighting Frank Bittermann
Literary Manager Andreas Karlaganis
Assistant Director Marco Milling
Assistant Stage Designer Sandra Antille
Assistant Costume Designer Selina Tholl
Literary Assistant Benjamin Große
Prompter János Stefan Buchwardt
Stage Management Michael Durrer

“To me, the King doesn’t look as if he wants to do anything at all. Except incur debts – but that’s also our fault.”

Elfriede Jelinek’s sombre, meandering text focuses on kings governing worlds and the prophets/prophetesses who comment on their rule. Both are afflicted by blindness. The author takes a look at current global developments, letting motifs from mythology and western cultural history shine through, paraphrasing, counteracting and lampooning them as “visionary poetess” who eternally passes comment. “King” Donald Trump, who owes his supremacy to his activities as a property dealer, casino operator and reality TV performer, stands in the context of a world system whose power and ownership structures are based on credit and debt. Jelinek prophesies that those who have always accompanied civilisation as poets and thinkers will eventually fall silent.

Pfauen

Th, 08 Mar 20:00 Tickets Premiere
anschl. öffentliche Premierenfeier mit DJ Madame Léa; Premieren-Abo
Mo, 12 Mar 20:00 Tickets
Fr, 16 Mar 20:00 Tickets Demokratischer Frühling
Freitag Abo 5B & Abo B
Su, 18 Mar 19:00 Tickets Demokratischer Frühling
We, 28 Mar 20:00 Tickets Demokratischer Frühling
Einführung um 19:15; Geschenk-Abo; Carte Blanche
Fr, 13 Apr 20:00 Demokratischer Frühling
Th, 19 Apr 20:00 Demokratischer Frühling Einführung Spezial um 19:00 mit Prof. Elisabeth Bronfen
Mo, 23 Apr 20:0 Einführung um 19:15
Th, 26 Apr 20:00 Demokratischer Frühling Donnerstag Abo A

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