Ibsen: Peer Gynt
Ibsen: Peer Gynt
Peer Gynt is an exceptionally talented dancer, womanizer and pilot. He knows how to handle a machine gun. However, the button-molder wants to melt his soul just like a misshaped lead figure. He can only escape this fate if he can prove that he was himself throughout his life. Peer has nine children, but he can’t be with them because a wall has been built between them. Peer Gynt has dementia. What is the ‘self’ exactly? And who exactly decides whose reality is valid?
MARKUS&MARKUS ARE Katarina Eckold, Lara-Joy Hamann, Manuela Pirozzi, Markus Schäfer, Markus Wenzel GUEST Herbert
A production by markus&markus in co-production with Gessnerallee Zürich, ROXY Birsfelden, LOT Braunschweig and SOPHIENSÆLE. Funded by the Mayor of Berlin - Senatskanzlei - Kulturelle Angelegenheiten, Fonds Darstellende Künste e.V., MWK Niedersachsen, Stiftung Niedersachsen and Kulturbüro der Stadt Hildesheim. With friendly support of Funk.
pictures: Paula Reissig, collage: Dorothea Schmans
MARKUS&MARKUS is a THEATERKOLLEKTIV founded in 2011 by students of scenic arts in Hildesheim. The group consists of Lara-Joy Bues, Katarina Eckold, Markus Schäfer and Markus Schmans. Together, the collective stands for its very own form of documentary theatre, passionate investigation and radical lack of perfection.
The works are characterised by intensive research, the results of which are captured on the video level and form an elementary component of the productions. However, the collective is not concerned with depicting a reality in documentary form and explaining the world - instead, the theatre context is decisive for accessing reality.