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What if people could become archaeologists of their own time? What would have remained of them - and how would they interpret the finds? Would the cars be mistaken for sarcophagi and the parking garages for cemeteries?


Wienke Haien, daughter of Hauke Haien, becomes such an archaeologist. She is looking for the truth about the death of her father, the white rider.
In Theodor Storm's novella of the same name, he becomes a wandering revenant who was swallowed up with his white horse by the waves of the sea. Published in 1888, in Storm's far-sighted man and nature collide - a caricature of the horror of human overestimation, the hand of nature that punishes arrogance.

Andrea Paluch and Robert Habeck wrote the title of Theodor Storm's novella in Hauke Haien's death in 2001 and questioned its relevance.

Jan-Christoph Gockel combines both texts and examines them for their demonic potential with the ensemble members of the Deutsches Theater and the RambaZamba Theater.

What possibilities lie in turning to the demons of the past to face an uncertain future?

(Programme in German)

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Participating artists
Theodor Storm (Autor/in)
Jan-Christoph Gockel
Mareike Beykirch (Ole Peters)
Manuel Harder (Hauke Haien)
Franziska Kleinert (Susann Brandt, u.a.)
Hieu Pham (Wienke, Erzählerin, Band u.a.)
Michael Pietsch (Sten, Puppenspiel)
Zora Schemm (Wienke)
Komi Mizrajim Togbonou (Iven)
Sebastian Urbanski (Pappe)
Almut Zilcher (Trine Jahns)
Moritz Höhne (Drums)
Anton Berman (Live-Musik)
Eike Zuleeg (Live-Video)
Dates
April 2024
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