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PRESS ECHO “AFTER THE FALL”

“Authentic, existential contemporary theatre.”

Michael Bartsch, Dresdner Neueste Nachrichten

“This has become anything but an anniversary project collecting European voices in praise of the fall of the Wall in Germany.”

Katrin Bettina Müller, die tageszeitung


PRESS ECHO “AFTER THE FALL” – A EUROPEAN THEATRE FESTIVAL. 31. OCTOBER to 8. NOVEMBER 2009 AT DRESDEN AND MÜLHEIM AN DER RUHR


About “Antidot” (Antidote) by Nicoleta Esinencuu

“Young Moldovan playwright Nicoleta Esinencu directed her own work 'Antidot' (Antidote), deliberately reducing theatre to existential elements. The images of these primarily take shape in the mind – figures, events, and descriptions shift and overlap, inspire reflection, on biased positions as well, and provoke discovery and controversial debates.”

Gabriele Gorgas, Sächsische Zeitung, 2.11.2009


About “Fremtidens Historie” (The History of the Future) by Christian Lollike

“At this point, migration and integration are already emerging as the major themes. From the very start, in a compact textual and visual language and with a healthy portion of sarcasm, the play by Christian Lollike as the Danish contribution, an invigorating and committed production by the Royal Danish Theatre, made quite explicit what 'The History of the Future' promised: 'We need people ready to thoroughly brown-nose globalisation.'”

Margitta Ulbricht, Der Westen 4.11.2009


About “Czekając na Turka” (Waiting for the Turk) by Andrzej Stasiuk

“Stasiuk's play‚ 'Czekając na Turka' (Waiting for the Turk), set in the woods at an old border crossing between Poland and Slovakia, is a bitter farce. But it is full of unpleasant truths. It shows the consequences of the new removal of borders as the inner dissolution of people's boundaries… Andrzej Stasiuk quite concretely poses the crucial post-Wall question to counter Lollike's global blue-eyed agitprop. Twenty years after the wind of change swept across the Cold War world, bringing some places devastation in its wake, twenty years after the Berlin Wall was demolished and the foundation laid for the most permanent upheaval after the Second World War, this sentence hits you straight in the face: 'Aren't you allowed not to want changes?' A quintessential sentence.”

Vasco Boenisch, Süddeutsche Zeitung, 10.11.2009


About “Für alle reicht es nicht” (There's not enough to go round) by Dirk Laucke

“Dirk Laucke was a sensible choice for the German contribution. Hardly any other contemporary playwright is as close to the experienced world of precarity. He understands the fears and anger of people who feel they only ever get a raw deal. … He has developed a dramatic language that is not copied from reality yet appears clear and credible. Just as Ödön von Horváth once could, Laucke can make his sentences lyrical and poised without losing authenticity.”

Stefan Keim, Frankfurter Rundschau, 6.11.2009

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