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For Ben and his friends, everyday school life holds an unfamiliar experience in store when "the new girl" joins their class. The "new girl" is called Anna and has moved here from Poland with her family. Anna speaks differently, looks different, and apparently behaves differently than everyone else. Her new classmates meet her with mixed feelings - a mixture of rejection and curiosity.

Anna und Ben gespielt von Olivia Meyer Montero und Iljá Pletner.
Anna und Ben gespielt von Olivia Meyer Montero und Iljá Pletner. © Jörg Metzner

Ben feels the same way. On the one hand, he feels attracted to Anna, but on the other hand, he also finds some things about her strange. When she is teased by his friends, Ben defends her. And already it's "Ben loves Anna". At first he resists because he's embarrassed, but somehow it's really true. It's clear: being in love is nice, but it's also hard. There's excitement, being offended, jealousy, arguments with friends and the great fear of being laughed at.

First love, dealing with social differences and the courage to stand by one's own feelings are the major themes of this production. In particular, the rousing live music with ten songs allows young and old audience members to experience first-hand how Ben and Anna's stomachs tingle, how the fear of being laughed at paralyzes them, and what liberation they experience when they finally approach each other.

(Program in German)
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Participating artists
Eva Blum (Buch und Musik)
Jasper Diederich (Ton)
Uwe Grünewald (Lichtdesign)
Urs Hildebrandt (Bühnenbild)
Marie Landgraf (Kostüme)
Hartwig Nikola (Ton)
Markus Prause (Bühnenbau)
Felix Römer (Bühnenbau)
Regina Saschowa (Regieassistenz)
Bettina Theil (Choreographie)
Matthias Witting (Regie)
Matthias Witting (Buch und Musik)
Matthias Witting (Musikalische Leitung)
Events
Datum
ATZE Musiktheater - Großer Saal
Datum
ATZE Musiktheater - Großer Saal
Datum
ATZE Musiktheater - Großer Saal