• IchundIch

Sunday 10. Nov. 2019, 5.00 pm - 7.00 pm | Probebühne 1

Johannes Harneit


Introduction at 4.20 pm

After Hitler seized power, the poet Else Lasker-Schüler fled to Zurich and lived in Jerusalem from 1939 until her death in 1945. Her eloquent and bitterly satirical play IchundIch is a clear-minded drama of her times and life in Jerusalem. It is set in Biblical hell as well as in the Hinnom Valley in Jerusalem, “Hell’s Valley”, and it is set both in eternity and in the present time of 1941. The dramatis personae include (orthographically masked): Faust, Mephisto and Marta Schwertlein, but also the “Nacis” Göbbels, Göhring and Hitler, the poet (Lasker-Schüler herself), the stage director Max Reinhardt and the Haaretz reviewer Gershon Swet. In her play, the author imagines the utopian arrangement between Faust and Mephisto as a historical compromise against right-wing power, which then perishes in a stream of lava.

Director: Christian von Treskow
Set Designer and Costume Design: Dorien Thomsen
Video: Ludwig Kuckartz
Dramaturgy: Johannes Blum

Premiere: November 3th, 2019

Commissioned by Staatsoper Hamburg

Venue: Probebühne 1, Kleine Theaterstraße 1, 20354 Hamburg
Price: 28,- EUR

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