DIE LÄCHERLICHE FINSTERNIS
Radio play by Wolfram Lotz
Bühne A | Theater der Künste
Directing: Christina Rast
Stage/Costume/Video: Laura Knüsel
Assistant Director: Sam Mosimann
Dramaturgy: Simone Karpf
Acting: Joachim Aeschlimann | Pan Aurel Bucher |
Cathrine Dumont | Anne Eigner | Mirjam Rast |
Robert Rozic | Mirza Sakic
Wolfram Lotz's play works with motifs from Conrad's «Heart of Darkness» and Coppola's «Apocalyose Now» and combines them with our present-day perception of war, civilization, prejudice, moral indignation and excessive demands. In this way Lotz creates an absurd grotesque of our globalized world and combines it with reflections on the possibilities and limits of theater to depict reality.
The stage design uses the motif of the curtain as an element of theatrical convention of revealing and concealing and dismantles this in the course of the play.