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by William Shakespeare

"I am in this world like a drop of water that seeks another drop in the sea." What moves us in these times, which topics are relevant, how does theater react - and which dramatic texts meet all current demands as far as possible? Refugee dramas, climate change, pandemics seem omnipresent at the moment. Everywhere people are fleeing war, hardship, misery, in search of another home and not least in search of themselves.

Globe Berlin: Komödie der Irrtümer
Globe Berlin: Komödie der Irrtümer © Thorsten Wulff

The production of Shakespeare's (tragic) Comedy of Errors in the new translation by Christian Leonard begins at the moment of absolute catastrophe and processes the description of a dramatic shipwreck that separates a family. Its members, scattered over several countries and thought to be long lost, unexpectedly meet again in one place and the moving family drama develops into a fast-paced comedy of mistaken identity about two sets of twins.

The Globe Ensemble Berlin immerses the audience for two hours in a discreetly incorrect oriental fantasy and increasingly drowns in the galloping madness, until finally no one knows who is who. In the interludes, poems from the Arabic-speaking world, in which the piece is also set, are translated into German and set to music. What most of these poems have in common is that their authors also found a new home in a foreign country with sometimes strange customs and traditions after many an odyssey.

Featuring Anselm Lipgens, Matthias Horn, Andreas Sindermann, Anja Lechle, Johanna Paliege, Johannes Franke

Direction, translation and playwriting: Christian Leonard / Dramaturgy: Nils Steinkrauss / Music: Bernd Medek / Costumes: Katharina Piriwe / Stage: Ira Storch-Hausmann / Make-up: Josephine Müller / Lighting: Fabian Bleisch / Assistant director: Luisa Maria Bruer / Assistant musical director: Lorenz Liebold / Costume design assistant: Sayyora Muinova / Poem setting "Loss": Dirk Rave / production management: Josephine Tietze

Funded by the NEUSTART KULTUR program - pandemic-related investments with funds from the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media.

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