Der Zinnsoldat und die Papiertänzerin
von Roland Schimmelpfennig
"You can throw them in the fire for all I care." Excitedly, the paper dancer and the tin soldier stand in front of the audience. They are looking for a beginning for their story - and start at the end: "You can throw them in the fire for all I care," the boy had said when they miraculously landed back home. The dancer has been whirled through the clouds, survived downpours and a nest full of magpie chicks. The tin soldier has survived wild paper boat rides through sewers, grim passport controls, and a hungry fish. And after all that, they end up at home, and the boy says, "You can throw them in the fire for all I care." And that can't be an ending, can it? So the two of them start at the beginning and tell their story from the beginning.
About how they first saw each other. How a goblin berates them severely. How the window opens, and a gust of wind plunges them into their adventures. He, heavy as a stone, falls down - she light, like a feather, whirls high into the air. What keeps them together on their journeys is their friendship and a story whose end they can now tell differently.
Germany's most frequently performed contemporary playwright, Roland Schimmelpfennig, has written a captivating play from Hans Christian Andersen's well-known fairy tale "The Steadfast Tin Soldier" and brought it to the stage himself for the Parkaue.
The play was nominated for the IKARUS Theater Award 2020 of the JugendKulturService.
1 hour 20 minutes
Theater an der Parkaue
THEATER AN DER PARKAUE
3.00 EUR - 13.00 EUR
From 7 years