A temporary society emerges on a Christmas market under the strict supervision of the market director. People here earn their meager incomes working as Santa Clauses, angels and market stall retailers. However, tensions are rapidly rising because all of the people have to give a cut of their sales to the market director. But when a young academic, who runs the skating rink, creates a technological turnaround there seems to be, for a short moment, a glimmer of hope for a better life. After the premiere at the Ruhrfestspiele the latest piece of one of the most in demand, young and upcoming, German language playwrights can be seen in Sophiensæle.
DIRECTION Bernarda HorresWITH Anna Eger, Martin Engler, Florian Feigl, Gabriele Gysi, Thorsten Heidel, Angelika Sautter, Max Thommes STAGE DESIGNAnja JungheinrichCOSTUME DESIGN Jessica Karge DRAMATURGY Franz Huber ASSISTANCE DIRECTION Marcel Neudeck ASSISTANCE DRAMATURGY Stella Maria Adorf ASSISTANCE MIS-EN-SCÈNE Natalia Orendain LIGHT DESIGN Walter Freitag ASSISTANCE COSTUMES Beate Beetz COLLABORATION PRODUCTION Theresa Pommerenke PHOTOGRAPHY Michaela Schenkirz Joachim Dette VIDEO Marcel Neudeck COMPANY MANAGEMENT ehrliche arbeit – freies Kulturbüro
Produced by Affen und Engel UG, in co-production with Ruhrfestspiele Recklinghausen and SOPHIENSÆLE. Funded by Hauptstadtkulturfonds and Heinz und Heide Dürr Stiftung. media partner: rbb Kulturradio, taz.die tageszeitung