Autofahren in Deutschland

2F / 4M

Hugo, a graphic designer, is driving through the night in his car, escaping from himself, an investigation into suspected tax evasion, or a murky conspiracy. At the same time, Marthe, his life-partner, and Lorenz, his financial advisor, meet at the other end of the country in a launderette. Suddenly, armed men appear in front of the window. A shot is fired, evidently by Cleo, who appears out of nowhere. She is Lorenz’s ex-wife, and the same woman who Hugo spends a nightmarish night with. As scattered parts of a whole, they then all begin their own odyssey along empty highways. “Syha has written her play with a great sense of the undulating surface beneath which paranoia leads to black holes.” (Süddeutsche Zeitung)

The play has been translated into:
French: Conduire en Allemagne; Spanish: Conducir en Alemana; Russian



Ulrike Syha

Ulrike Syha

Ulrike Syha (born in 1976 in Wiesbaden) studied Dramaturgy in Leipzig and worked as an assistant director. In 2002 she received the renowned Kleist-Förderpreis for young dramatists for her play Autofahren in Deutschland. Her play Nomaden was...

Plays by Ulrike Syha






U: 1.12.2002 Thalia Theater Hamburg (R: Monika Gintersdorfer)