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 The new production from Familie Flöz

Night is falling on «Villa Blanca» as Dr Nest boards the night train, attempting to turn his back on bitter memories and a fraught life. In a remote sanatorium, a meeting point for mad fates, he confidently reports for duty. There, driven by curiosity, a thirst for knowledge and empathy, he encounters his patients’ phenomena, which are as peculiar as they are puzzling: extinguished memories, bodies with lives of their own, demons and hallucinations. Soon, Dr. Nest finds even himself at risk of losing his grasp on his sense of control.  What is initially alienating appears quickly as a ludicrous reflection of one’s own doubts and insecurities. The fine line between normal and abnormal, between deliberate and forced, between healthy and ill, fades before his eyes. With their new play, Familie Flöz makes a return to masks. With and through these, the ensemble is able to cast its gaze onto the mysterious cartography of the brain as well as into the depths of the soul. Inspired by the paradoxical stories of the neurologist and storyteller Oliver Sacks, the play opens the doors to a fictive sanatorium and reveals to the spectator the bizarre world of its residents — including the personnel. Movement, space, words, light and sound create a story about the fragility of human life, which is as tragic as it is comedic.

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Dates
March 2018
15.-18.03
Stuttgart | de
28.03
Halle Ostkreuz
Berlin | de
29.-31.03
Halle Ostkreuz
Berlin | de
April 2018
01.04
Halle Ostkreuz
Berlin | de
05.04
07.04
Belluno | it
11.-14.04
June 2018
15.06
Duisburg | de
CREDITS

A Familie Flöz production in co-production with Theaterhaus Stuttgart, Stadttheater Wolfsburg and L'Odyssée Périgueux, with support from the Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival and Theater Duisburg. Supported by the Capital Cultural Fund and with the kind support from Fonds Transfabrik, a German-French fund for the performing arts.

A PLAY BY
Familiie Flöz

WITH
Hajo Schüler, Michael Vogel, Fabian Kalbitzer, Benjamin Reber, Björn Leese, Anna Kistel, Fabian Baumgarten, Mats Süthoff

DIRECTION, MASKS Hajo Schüler
CO-DIRECTION Michael Vogel
SET DESIGN Felix Nolze / Rotes Pferd
COSTUMES Mascha Schubert
MUSIC Fabian Kalbitzer
SOUND DESIGN Dirk Schröder
VIDEO Martin Eidenberger
LIGHT DESIGN Reinhard Hubert
PRODUCTION MANAGMENT Gianni Bettucci
PRODUCTION TEAM Julia Danila, Dorén Gräfendorf
ASSISTANCE MASK Franziska Schubert

 

PREMIERE 28. März 2018, Halle Ostkreuz Berlin