The Engagement by TOMMY NOONAN premiers on November 6, 2011

The Engagement
Direction: Tommy Noonan
Kleistfestival 2011

The Engagement from tommy noonan on Vimeo.

Heinrich von Kleist’s short story: ” The Betrothal in Santo Domingo ” provides a narrative frame for an original performance which embodies Kleist’s own struggle with the world – a struggle reflected in many of his stories depicting civilization in a state of emergency, humans balanced between order and chaos, between reason and madness.

At twilight the audience makes its way to the shooting range of the German weapon testing and research institute (D.E.V.A), just a short distance from the Kleinen Wannsee where Kleist shot himself. There in the forest unfolds a complex interplay of bodies and weapons, situated on the fine line between fiction and reality, between order and chaos…

PREMIERE
November 6, 2011, 4pm | Meeting Point: Box Office Foyer Maxim Gorki Theater
FURTHER SHOWS
November 11,12. + 18, 6pm; November 13 + 20, 4pm
AUDIENCE TALKS
November 13 + 20 after the shows
WITH Murielle Elizéon, Bettina Grahs, Georg Hobmeier, Thomas Jeker, Anja Müller, Tommy Noonan
DIRECTION Tommy Noonan
DRAMATURGY Carolin Hochleichter
PERFORMANCE DRAMATURGY Georg Hobmeier
MUSIC Thomas Jeker
VISUAL DESIGN Moritz Müller
COSTUME Violaine Thel
PRODUCTION MANAGEMENT& PR Doreen Markert
ASSISTANCE Sarah Marguier

TICKETS
16€ / 9€
RESERVATIONS
Tel. 030 – 20221-115 or online at www.gorki.de

“The Engagement” is produced by Maxim Gorki Theater Berlin within the Kleist Festival 2011, funded by the German Federal Cultural Foundation within the Kleist Year 2011. In cooperation with gold extra, Studio Blixa 6, DEVA Berlin, Waldrestaurant DEVA Treff, Kunsthaus Tacheles and enthusiastic encounters.

For more information in English, please visit www.tommynoonan.net

Copyright Bettina Stöß / MGT Berlin


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