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Marina meets Sonja and they fall in love - like in a dream. After some time, Marina seems to have discovered the empty space in Sonja's life: the missing child. In 1920 Russia it is impossible to live out your love in public. Will all happy feelings be swallowed up at some point? Do the standards contradict this?

The idea of being in love forever, which will never come true, also drives M. to leave her love poetry reading group, which meets every week at Zum Open Herzen. He reacts with disappointment and desperation, defending the longing for love stories.
Can they find each other again through Marina's story?
The players go astray, encounter obstacles of hopelessness, lose themselves in the characters, in the game and in the search for happiness.

Is it a self-fulfilling prophecy that ends Marina's love and does that mean, conversely, that we have to believe in love “forever” for it to happen to us? This search is musically accompanied by heartbreak songs and great love songs.

Marina Tsvetaeva, born in Russia in 1892, is one of the most important poets of the 20th century. Her life is riddled with loss and conflict, her work is characterized by darkness, drama and pain. The connection between love and happiness often plays a central role here. She lives in Moscow, Berlin, Prague and Paris and writes prose, essays and poems. In her various love relationships, she always loves love more than her partners. At the age of 49, she follows the path to death that is often discussed in her texts and commits suicide.

Playing: Franca Burandt, Lisette Holdack, Cecilia de la Jara, Alida Stricker

  • Music: Klarissa Kühnapfel
  • Director: Rosa Rieck Dramaturgy/Artistic collaboration: Clara Schiltenwolf
  • Stage: Pauli Immig
  • Costume design: Lilja Schreiber
  • Assistant director: Daphne Schütze
  • Choir direction: Paula Häfele
  • Stage manager: Robert Dahlke

The project is supported by funds from the women's and equal opportunities representative of the HfS, the UdK Berlin, and the UdK's Department of Performing Arts Council.
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