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Wer immer hofft, stirbt singend

The repair of a revue, from stories and themes by Alexander Kluge
World premiere
Director: Jan-Christoph Gockel

 Schauspielhaus
 Premiere: 2.4.2022
 1 hour 50 minutes
 10 euro to 41 euro, reduced 8 euro, Grenzgänger-Festivalpass 20/10 euros
 Schauspielhaus
 Premiere: 2.4.2022
 1 hour 50 minutes
 10 euro to 41 euro, reduced 8 euro, Grenzgänger-Festivalpass 20/10 euros

“Can you find anything without hope?” Alexander Kluge’s stories consistently relate how obstinacy and a sense of basic trust spur people on to a never-ending search for happiness. “Utopia is getting better and better while we wait for it,” writes the author, filmmaker and TV creator, who has always given spoken theatre a wide berth: “My texts and films are anti-dramatic” – even when they centre on “artistes in the Big Top”, an “embezzled front theatre” or light entertainment genres such as operetta and musical revues. Now, at the Kammerspiele, a small group of happiness-seekers, bomb-disposal experts, masters of repair and other one-trick ponies take on the challenge of Alexander Kluge’s exuberant work, perhaps in an imaginary circus ring, or perhaps just among the remains from last night’s show. “He Who Hopes, Dies Singing” – in peril and dire need, a loving “fight with hopeless material” begins a series of learning processes, an experimental arrangement – not least for the theatre – which, during the coming months, will be complemented by readings and discussions. What can be defined as a “rehearsal” in the face of a constantly growing mountain of material and what a “premiere”? And isn’t every effort to repair something actually a first attempt?

  • Assistant to the Director: Noémi Ola Berkowitz
  • Stage Design Assistant: Ji Hyung Nam
  • Assistant Costumes: Mirjam Pleines
  • Directing Intern: Valentin Schacherl
  • Stage & Costume Design Intern: Helena Kopetz
  • Stage Manager: Julia Edelmann
  • Prompter: Sandra Petermann
  • Artistic Production Management: Victoria Fischer
  • Technical Production Management: Richard Illmer, Jonas Pim Simon
  • Stage Master: Felix Weindl
  • Stage Machinery: Susanne Haslinger, Michael Preusser
  • Lighting: Felix Adams, Diana Dorn, Parthasarathi Sampath Kumar, Wolfgang Wiefarn
  • Video: Ikenna David Okegwo, Thomas Zengerle
  • Sound: Paolo Mariangeli, Korbinian Wegler, Katharina Widmaier-Zorn
  • Make-Up: Sofie Reindl-Grüger, Raimund Richar-Vetter, Steffen Roßmanith
  • Costumes: Bernd Canavan, Petra Dziak, Iroha Kaneshiro, Teresa Winkelmann
  • Props: Dagmar Nachtmann, Heidemarie Sänger, Wolfgang Staudinger
  • Carpentry: Stefan Klodt-Bussmann, Hannes Zippert
  • Metalworker: Jürgen Goudenhooft, Stephan Weber, Friedrich Würzhuber
  • Decoration: Gundula Gerngroß, Tobias Herzog
  • Scenic Painting: Evi Eschenbach, Oliver Freitag, Jeanette Raue, Ingrid Weindl
  • Stage Sculpture: Maximilian Biek
  • Live-Kamera: Nadja Mild
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28. Juni bis 10. Juli in München

Trailer: Lion Bischof

Dates & Tickets
Fri 8.7. 20:00 – 21:50
Grenzgänger Festival Abo: Freitag blau Introduction from 7:15 pm
Wed 27.7. 20:00 – 22:00
Geschenk-Abo Introduction from 7:15 pm
Wer immer hofft, stirbt singend
  • Schauspielhaus
  • Premiere: 2.4.2022
  • 1 hour 50 minutes
  • 10 euro to 41 euro, reduced 8 euro, Grenzgänger-Festivalpass 20/10 euros