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A scenic attempt at the absurdity of human existence, which exists between the search for meaning and its absence.



Here Beckett meets Chekhov, absurdity meets melancholy - and a sentimental grotesque emerges... a grotesque sentiment about human pain; about his loneliness, but also his love for life and his sometimes hopeless desire for happiness.


Sartre said:


“You’ve figured out everything except how to live.”


And Chekhov says:


“Why we live, why we suffer… if only one knew, if one only knew!”


(Olga, “Three Sisters”)


Names and time play only a limited or no role here. It's about the pure perception of existence, about human desires and how they arise, change and ultimately disappear over the course of life. The nameless characters assume different identities over the course of the play. Regardless of whether one recognizes the literary provenance of the characters or not, they become archetypes, primal forms of being.


Maybe the question of meaning is superfluous... Maybe life becomes absurd precisely by asking this question...?
Additional information
Participating artists
Bożena Baranowska
Justyna Pawlicka
Christian Koerner
Katarzyna Makowska-Schumacher
Andre Putzmann
Bardo Henning
João Pais Filipe
Dates
March 2024
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