Klaus Maria Brandauer reads “The Human Flaw”. Throughout his adult life, literature professor Coleman Silk denied his African-American heritage. When a student accuses him of racism, Silk's world collapses. Not only does he lose his job and his wife; he also loses faith in people. People who are increasingly falling prey to the moral stupidity of a patronizing society.
"The Human Flaw" is a novel by Philip Roth that tells the story of literature professor Coleman Silk, who finds himself in the headlines because of an alleged racist incident at his university. The novel highlights themes of identity, prejudice and secrets. Silk himself harbors a great personal secret that is revealed as the story progresses. Through empathetic narrative and clever character drawings, the novel explores the complexity of human relationships and the impact of lies and secrets on the lives of the protagonists. "The Human Flaw" is a profound story that focuses on moral dilemmas and individual responsibility and stimulates the reader to think. More relevant and important than ever.
Klaus Maria Brandauer is one of the most important and influential actors in the German language; he has been a member of the Vienna Burgtheater for over 50 years. Brandauer became internationally known with films such as “Out of Africa” and “James Bond – Never Say Never Again” as well as the leading role in the Oscar-winning production MEPHISTO by Istvan Szabo, which found a congenial sequel with “Colonel Redl” and “Hanussen”. He received a Golden Globe and an Oscar nomination for his role opposite Robert Redford and Meryl Streep in “Out of Africa.”
Despite all his international successes, Klaus Maria Brandauer has always remained loyal to the stage, to this day. He impresses his audience in countless performances as an actor who can bring words, thoughts and feelings into harmony in a very special way. In his own words, the prerequisites for this are simple: craft, art, cheerfulness.
For the first time, Brandauer is now dedicating himself on stage to a contemporary and non-European author with a reading from Philip Roth's brand-new novel “The Human Flaw”. A congenial experience!