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Markus&Markus Theaterkollektiv:
TITANIC II

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Markus&Markus Theaterkollektiv:
TITANIC II
Performance
In German

Every successful blockbuster needs a second part to sink the first. For the Markus&Markus theater collective, that can only mean one thing: After the success of the U.S. feature film TITANIC, TITANIC II must hit the stage. The sequel is supposed to start where the film left off: at the bottom of the sea. So, it needs sand, lots and lots of sand.

The search for it leads the collective to a concrete plant, where they win tickets at a poker game for a trip to a place where sand is mined like there is no tomorrow. The consequences of this overexploitation are tangible. Mankind consumes twice as much sand each year as all the rivers supply. Created over thousands of years, sand is irreversibly bound into concrete in 90 minutes - which is as long as the condensed narrative of this theater production lasts. TITANIC II is a collision course, a melodrama, a telegram from a sinking ship. The only reassuring thing is the unsinkability of the boat in which we are all sitting.

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There will be eyewitness reports from survivors of the Titanic sinking. One report explicitly deals with drowning. You can find more information on working with content notes on the house here.

If any questions remain from the following information, please feel free to contact Hannah Aldinger at barrierefreiheit@sophiensaele.com or 030 27 89 00 35. Please note that details may change by the day of the event. Therefore, if you find out after you have purchased your ticket that the performance is no longer accessible to you, you can contact us for a ticket return at ticketing@sophiensaele.com or 030 27 89 00 45 until 5 business days after the event (Monday through Friday between 10am and 6pm).

Duration

  • 90 minutes

Language

  • German spoken language
  • German written language (in projections)

Stage

  • White dance floor

Light

  • Spotlights with projections of water at the beginning of the show on stage and audience area. These projections are repeated on stage during the show.
  • Projections on screen at the back of the stage
  • The projections on the screen show different images (interviews with people from India who report on overexploitation; images of overexploitation places in India; documentary images of the German coast).
  • In places, there is the use of flickering light (like a loose connection) from individual light sources.

Sound

  • Music is used several times (soundtrack of the film "Titanic")
  • Video projections with sound (interviews in Hindi are translated aloud into German)
  • Once there is a noise like on a construction site (sounds like a rotating crane)

Other effects

  • Fog is used several times

Audience area

  • The audience area is lit at the beginning of the show. For the rest of the show, the audience area is dark.
  • There are two moments of interaction. At the beginning of the show, bags with goodies are distributed to the audience. In one scene, the performers ask the audience a question that can be answered by a hand signal.
  • Seated grandstand
  • 2 beanbag seats bookable according to availability
  • 2 wheelchair seats bookable according to availability

Early boarding
If, for artistic reasons, the door to the auditorium does not open until very shortly before the performance begins, there is the option of early boarding.

Tickets

  • Reservations can be made via the ticket telephone at 030 283 52 66, Monday to Friday from 4pm-6pm
  • Via the online ticket shop
  • At the box office

You can also find more information about accessibility here.

CONCEPT AND IMPLEMENTATION Lara-Joy Bues, Katarina Eckold, Markus Schäfer, Markus Schmans STAGE, COSTUME Maike Storf LIGHTING DESIGN Anahí Pérez CONTRIBUTION RESEARCH, TRANSLATION Shruti Sharma, Bhim Singh Rawat SPEAKER Clara Ehrenwerth, Shruti Sharma 

A production by Markus&Markus Theaterkollektiv in co-production with SOPHIENSÆLE, Lichthof Theater, LOT Theater Braunschweig, studiobühne Köln, WUK performing arts and Netzwerk Freier Theater e.V. Supported by MWK Niedersachsen, Stiftung Niedersachsen, Stadt Hildesheim, HannoverStiftung, Friedrich Weinhagen Stiftung. In partnership with doppelplatin e.V., ROXY Birsfelden, Schwankhalle Bremen, Theater Rampe Stuttgart and Pathos Munich. The Netzwerk Freier Theater e.V. is funded by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media through the programme "Promoting Connections" of the Bundesverband Freie Darstellende Künste e.V. Preliminary research funded by the Fonds Darstellende Künste with funds from the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media as part of NEUSTART KULTUR. Media partner: taz.

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.

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