Why We Took the Car (Tschick)
based on the novel by Wolfgang Herrndorf
mounted by the DT Ensemble using a stage adaption by Robert Koall
"A minute later, and the light-blue Lada Niva was sitting, motor running, in front of our garage. Then the motor went off, and Tschick got out. He braced himself with his elbows on the roof and watched as I watered the lawn.'A-ha', he said, and then fell silent for a little while. 'Having fun?'"
(from "Tschick", published by Rowohlt)
Tschick is otherwise known as Andrej Tschichatschow, a Russian-born, ethnic German teenager who lives in Berlin’s Marzahn district. One day he and Maik Klingenberg, a classmate who suffers from affluent neglect, take off in a stolen Lada. Without a real plan or sense of direction, they go on a wild journey around eastern Germany. Director Alexander Riemenschneider stages Wolfgang Herrndorf’s moving, pithy and humorous road novel about two 14-year-old outsiders with nothing to lose. During their travels they discover the value of true friendship and that the foreign is often to be found right on of your doorstep.
"A story you can never get enough of….it’s existential, comforting, great."
Tobias Rüther, Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung.
Book Trailer: Wolfgang Herrndorf reading from 'Tschick'
Sponsored by Friends of the DT
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Deutsches Theater Berlin
19.00 EUR - 25.00 EUR