The Comedy of Errors
by William Shakespeare
What moves us in these times, which topics are relevant, how does the theater react - and which dramatic texts fulfill all current requirements as far as possible? Refugee dramas, climate change, pandemics seem omnipresent at the moment. Everywhere people are fleeing war, hardship, misery, in search of another home and not least in search of themselves. Can we still allow ourselves to dream of another world?
The production of Shakespeare's (tragic) Comedy of Errors begins at the moment of absolute catastrophe and processes the description of a dramatic shipwreck that separates a family. Its members, scattered over several countries and thought to be long lost, unexpectedly meet again in one place and the moving family drama develops into a fast-paced comedy of mistaken identity about two sets of twins.
At a time when a journey to distant lands seems as far-fetched as closeness to strangers in one's own country, the audience is allowed to immerse itself in a distant world that seemed mysterious and seductive when it was still intact. Globe Ensemble Berlin plays here with elements of fairy-tale exaggeration, foreign-like sounds, oriental-like dances, transforms and abducts for two hours into a confusing bazaar of feelings.
With Anja Lechle, Johanna Paliege, Andreas Sindermann, Daniel Sellier, Florian Kleine, Lorenz Liebold
Director, translation: Christian Leonard / dramaturgy: Nils Steinkrauss / music: Bernd Medek / costumes: Katharina Piriwe / stage: Ira Hausmann / make-up: Josephine Müller / assistant director: Luisa Maria Bruer / production management: Josephine Tietze / Canon: Dirk Rave / Musical assistance: Lorenz Liebold
18. Sep 2021,
18. Sep 2021