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Angela Alves: NO LIMIT

JUNE 16 17 18 | 8 PM

It's show time! In the remote performance NO LIMIT, audience and performers will meet in a webinar format to take a closer look at the concept of norm: To which norm do we actually want to return after this "exceptional situation"? And do we want to continue glorifying strategies of self-exploitation in the norm of the future?

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NetzKantine: Kieze gegen rechts

MAY 04 05 06 07 08

Part of the DAYS OF SHINING ACTION is an online edition of our regular series KiezKantine. Under the motto Kieze gegen rechts, from May 04 - 08, we will stream five interviews right into your home. The Podcast presents five projects and initiatives from Berlin that are actively engaged in civil society and show how to stand up against discrimination and for an open society on a small scale.

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Angela Alves NO LIMIT

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June 16 17 18 | 20.00 Remote-Performance

It's show time! In the remote performance NO LIMIT, audience and performers will meet in a webinar format to take a closer look at the concept of norm: To which norm do we actually want to return after this "exceptional situation"? And do we want to continue glorifying strategies of self-exploitation in the norm of the future?

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Johannes Müller / Philine Rinnert Im Weissen Rössl am Central Park
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June 19 20 21 Audioplay
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Müller/Rinnert merge the music of the revue Im Weißen Rössl with a New York expat-adaptation by Jimmy Berg: An audio play about Jewish-German refugee experience, lost entertainment history and the dazzling (re)discovery of Heimat.

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JUNE 16 17 18 | 8 PM

It's show time! In the remote performance NO LIMIT, audience and performers will meet in a webinar format to take a closer look at the concept of norm: To which norm do we actually want to return after this "exceptional situation"? And do we want to continue glorifying strategies of self-exploitation in the norm of the future?

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          Thorsten Lensing Unendlicher Spaß

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          Theater

          2018 February 22 24 25 | 19.00
          2018 March 02 03 04 | 19.00
          2019 May 04 | 19.00
          2019 May 05 | 18.00
          Festsaal

          In German - with English Surtitles

          For more than 20 years, director Thorsten Lensing has been showing his celebrated and renowned productions at Sophiensæle - a success story crowned by the invitation to this year's Theatertreffen!

          David Foster Wallace's Infinite Jest, first published in the U.S. in 1996, is an attempt to narrate today's world in 1500 pages, without reducing it to a single interpretation. Wallace states, I want to write about how it feels to live today, instead of distracting people from it. Hence, Wallace finds himself writing about everything from the serious, to the trivial, to the bizarre: birth pangs and death throes, blizzards, stories of love and separation, phobic men, excessive salivation, nurses who seem to emerge out of a racy-nursewear catalogue, and birds having heart attacksin mid-flight.

          In doing so, Wallace approaches both his comical and tragic characters with an unprecedented delicacy and earnest.As Wallace believes,jokes are often the bottles in which we send out the most plangent screams for someone to care and help.

          Part of the staging will centre on the three brothers of the Incandenza family: Hal, a prodigiously intelligent and talented student at the Enfield Tennis Academy; and his elder siblings, Orin, the punter for the Arizona Cardinals, and Mario, a severely deformed and disabled filmmaker and passionate radio listener. Other characters appear, such as Joelle van Dyne, a veiled radio announcer and member of the Union of the Hideously and Improbably Deformed and Don Gately, a former thief and medicine addict from the drug rehabilitation centre Ennet House. All characters of the novel are helplessly at the mercy of life's hasards.

          CAST Jasna Fritzi Bauer, Sebastian Blomberg, André Jung, Ursina Lardi, Heiko Pinkowski, Devid Striesow DIRECTOR Thorsten Lensing Co-DIRECTORBenjamin Eggers-Domsky STAGE DESIGNGordian Blumenthal und Ramun Capaul COSTUMES Anette Guther DRAMATURGY Thierry Mousset TEXT VERSION Thorsten Lensing COLLABORATION TEXT VERSIONThierry Mousset, Dirk Pilz  PRODUCTIONEva-Karen Tittmann STAGE DESIGN DIRECTORMartina Schulle TECHNICAL DIRECTORDirk Lutz ASSISTANT DIRECTOR Lucie Grünbeck, Luisa Puschendorf COSTUME ASSISTANCE Marie Fischer

          A production by Thorsten Lensing in coproduction with Schauspiel Stuttgart, Schauspielhaus Zürich, Ruhrfestspiele Recklinghausen, Kampnagel Hamburg, Theater im Pumpenhaus Münster, HELLERAU – Europäisches Zentrum der Künste, Künstlerhaus Mousonturm, Les Théâtres de la Ville de Luxembourg and SOPHIENSÆLE. Funded by the Capital Cultural Fund and the City of Münster.

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