The philosophy of a drunkard - a theater solo with Henning Bormann
With his small case full of schnapps pressed to his heart, Venička, who has never seen the Kremlin because he has always walked past it while drunk, boards the suburban train to Petuški at the Kursk train station. In Petuški, where the birds never fall silent and the jasmine never fades in winter and summer, his beloved and his son are waiting.
The journey to paradise, however, goes off track and becomes an alcohol-soaked, bizarre, but also tragic odyssey. Erofeev's allusive and witty travelogue of a superficially damp and sad train ride is one of the modern classics of Russian literature, but at the same time it is a reckoning with the Soviet system and literary establishment, for his book was banned there until 1988.
(Program in German)