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by Maxim Gorky

"You are all blind! Open your eyes at last! You are drunk on your beautiful thoughts and words and ignore everything else."

Veranstaltungen in Berlin: KINDER DER SONNE
Daniel Nartschick

Temperatures rise and rise. Those who can afford it stay in cooled rooms. Only those who have to work outside still go out.

A group of younger intellectuals and artists live shielded from the heat and drought in their bubble, but the onset of an epidemic threatens to invade their circle as well. Their small circle, their worries and love troubles, their attempt to escape the world into the dream of a new, idealized human race is increasingly disturbed by angry workers, money-grubbing landlords and their own fears. It no longer seems possible to close one's eyes to the approaching reality.

Longing for a better life collides with harsh reality.

Director Laura Linnenbaum, together with the 3rd year drama class of the UdK Berlin, reads Maxim Gorki's play CHILDREN OF THE SUN from 1905 as such a seemingly topical story.

While in Gorky's work the emerging revolution disrupted the lives of the intellectual middle class, the reasons for social unrest and outbreaks of disease are different today - they still seem harrowing and life-threatening and make the classic seem all the more relevant today.

Language: German

  • Director: Laura Linnenbaum
  • Stage design: Geoffrey LaRue and Ins Meyer (stage design course)
  • Costumes: Charlotte Schwärmer (Costume Design course)
  • Music: Jan Preißler
  • Dramaturgy: Marion Hirte
Performing:
Lena Brückner, Constantin Decken, Eva Gerngroß, Tim Otto Göbel, Sofia Iordanskaya, Paul Kutzner, Alois Mai, Alina M'Baye, Lasse Weber

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