everyman (dies) (jedermann (stirbt)
by Ferdinand Schmalz
"A blooming garden, a symbol of bourgeois wealth, a place where excessive parties are celebrated and at the same time a hermetically fenced-in fortress designed to keep out strangers and poverty. Death was not invited to the garden party. But it comes anyway. “Is it really that late already?"
The award-winning Austrian playwright Ferdinand Schmalz has revised and rewritten Hugo von Hofmannsthal’s The Play of the Rich Man’s Death for the twenty-first century. His Everyman is no longer a "splendid reveller" as Hofmannsthal’s devil calls him. He is a tough, neo-liberal businessman. The fact that chaos is raging on the other side of his garden fence and martial law has been proclaimed does not bother him. At least not for now. He too will go the way of all flesh, but with little hope of reaching the kingdom of heaven: "to be saved or not is irrelevant".
Data Tavadze, director of the Royal District Theatre in Tbilisi, and one of Georgia’s outstanding young directors, brings this play about money, power and death to the stage. This is his first production at the Deutsches Theater.
Deutsches Theater Berlin
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