Nach der Ruhe vor dem Sturm

After the Calm Before the Storm

(Nach der Ruhe vor dem Sturm)


2F / 1M

Over the course of 36 years, TV actress Irm König has become a national treasure playing the chief stewardess on the hit show «Dreamboat». After she is removed from the cast, she is invited to an expert panel discussion with stage star Liz Hansen about the differences between TV and stage work, the relationship between art and entertainment and the roles available to women from middle age onwards. After all, most of the dramatic canon was written from the «Penis perspective» ...

The play’s title calls to mind the cock fights depicted in Walser’s successful play A Little Calm Before the Storm and functions as a kind of epilogue that uses «The same scenery and the same variety of room-filling egos but repositions the gender focus of the play ... Men play Nazis, women are banned from the stage ... After the Calm Before the Storm is a persuasive tirade that shines a light on the conservatism of the supposedly progressive theatre milieu - and a general punch in the face of current discussions in the world.» (Nachtkritik) «A brilliant, powerful mini-drama» (Süddeutsche Zeitung) and «Both exceedingly funny and sad» (SWR).

World premiere
09.06.2018 Nationaltheater Mannheim (Director: Burkhard C. Kosminski)

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