Four people seem to meet by chance. A man from the north has an accident with his truck and loses a whole load of modelling balloons in the ditch. A second, coming from the south, hopes with them for a better future. Both fall in love with the same woman, a waitress with curls like snake hair that the wind from the west has carried to them. All of a sudden, fate has inseparably linked their lives. One will not live at the end of the day. But only Madame Oiseau, the fortune-teller who once came from the East with snow and ice, knows that.
Roland Schimmelpfennig (*1967) is one of the most successful and most played contemporary authors. Like in a puzzle game, he interweaves the longings and fears of his characters, lets them collide in a spinning monologue, and unfolds a poetic pull that focuses on essential themes and questions of our time.
Under the direction of Norman Heinrich, the students each created a stage space and costumes for Roman Schimmelpfennig’s play. The stage and costume designs of Marco Michelle and Amina Nouns were realized for the Studio Ostflügel of the Schauspielhaus Theater Chemnitz.
Premiere: Fri, 21st September 2017 at 8pm, East Wing Theater Chemnitz
Director: Ulrike Sorge
Dramaturgy: Kathrin Brune / Friederike Spindler
Stage: Marco Michelle
Costumes: Amina Nouns
© Dieter Wuschanski (Photos)