Friday, April 12
Saturday, April 13
19:00 — Doors
20:00 — Gathering
A benefit for the independent theater group KALIBANI at the Mindpirates Auditorium.
In their performance of Der Brotladen, on April 12th and 13th at the Mindpirates Auditorium, the KALIBANI theatre ensemble update Bertolt Brecht’s 1927 fragment, transposing it into today’s world.
Der Brotladen is just as topical today as it was at the time of the financial crisis in the late 1920s and early 1930s. This production highlights the world of society’s rejects; invisible, repressed, and fighting. The urgency of the questions raised by Brecht’s play are expressively spotlighted by the unusual cast and point towards concrete contemporary grievances that are nonetheless often overlooked by everyday consciousness.
A variety of cultures come together to play music and theater in Der Brotladen: this combination unites people from all societies and backgrounds. The meaning of togetherness as understood by each individual, is their source of strength. In a population that defines itself as normal, migrants, people with disabilities, Sinti and Roma represent a disruption of the commonly acknowledged order. Normative demarcations thus progressively implement exclusion. The performers in this production know and experience these boundaries between these worlds; this is the focus of their discourse, this is their target.
Director: Klaus Erforth
Set and costume design: Kerstin Janewa
Musical direction: Dejan Jovanovic
Dramaturgy: Christine Boyde
Schlesische Straße 38, 3rd courtyard, 5th floor