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Leander Haußmann at the people's stage : A beautiful revenge on the old Stasi System

All again. Full House, In Expectation Of Hum. The mood was already bad. Frank Castorf is to come, Henry Hübchen, everything as before, almost. The people's stage feels good, like a real Theater, the Klaus Dörr, the interim artistic Director (what an ugly word). The home game sensation has to do with Leander Haußmann, which belongs to the family, even if he was one of the Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz as a Director never to the front of people. And the subject brings with it. If not in a long time, the word "EAST" is on the theatre roof – East.

"Haussmann state security theater", is the announcement of a clear Comedy. The GDR lives on as an art product. In Haussmann movies ("sun Avenue", "NVA") had always been the suspicion that this strange East German small state lived from the clothes, from fictions, which are opposed to each other in a hostile manner.

It looks like a beautiful revenge on the old System that threw many people out of work, out of their lives Haußmann, soon to be sixty, designs: recycled raw material to the Last. He is planning a novel and a Film on the Stasi syndrome, which can be at the people's theatre piece, premiered as an intermediate result of a year-long employment with files and Memory resources. It looks like this: a series of scenes, sketches, and musical numbers. It takes, nevertheless, or just therefore plenty of three and a half hours. Finds no end. Good old Castorf school. As I said, much as before. And earlier all was not so well.

a Secret in the dark of the Prenzlauer-Berg-the hut

The people's stage is a home for large. Great thought in large dimensions. Otherwise it is not. Lothar Hollers stage, proves that impressively. On the ramp in a Berlin tenement, of the pub – in the cross – section down to the roof, where Snoop, hide, and otherwise all sorts of Rumours in the dark. The highlight: The house can be up and down, so that one has the full view, with bathroom and kitchen, living room and staircase, and the hallway with the bathroom, some other time only one floor; the pub, the residents in the basement, crouching, invisible, and the music continues to play.

The Prenzlauer-Berg-hut has space for artists, the Stasi offices, the retired and couples, their Partner in the blink of an eye, it is, finally, a Comedy under the Motto: "Better a good lie than a fucking truth." A writer says, as to him long after the turn of a love letter to the ears of flies, the his wife found in the Stasi files. Or in an old photo album, but that's no matter, because the Stasi, specializes in decomposition and psychological melee and, ultimately, self-destruction, the documents there deposited.

The set of the good lie is for Leander Haussmann "national security theater" at all. It is funny and rarely bitter, and never brutal. The Stasi trained their young people for the infiltration of the artistic scene. You need to learn to be cool, a Rolling Stones Song, anzusingen ("You can't always get what you want"), and in homes to break in and placing objects that make the man or woman jealous.

The biggest scene: Two Stasi-fool tangled up in a strange bed. Drink wine, try gay Sex, philosophize about the subtleties of their work and are constantly almost discovered, resulting in several family tragedies develop, and a bloody intermediate sprint. Grand Guignol and murderous Feydeau's bourgeois, it was perhaps exciting back then, or at least entertaining! Since the Westerners have missed out on a lot!

How weird can it be?

That was when Castorf always the case, at least in the nineties. The Volksbühne is not demonstrated merely intellectual Superiority, but also the entertainer on the territory of the East. But now we have almost 2019, and as of this conciliatory style may irritate, this Demonstration of coziness, this longing for a youth, transfigured almost everywhere. Andreas Dresens "Gundermann"-the movie not the condition of the pitch, the GDR and Stasi history necessarily novel, but to defend, however, as Own against foreign Interpretation and indignation.

How weird can it be? From scene to scene, the large Ensemble with Uwe Dag Berlin, Antonia Bill, Waldemar Kobus, Horst Kotterba, Matthias Mosbach, Christopher Nell, Silvia Rieger, Eric Spiering, Norbert Stöß, and Lennart Hillmann, Karl Schaper, Daniel Felix Adolf and Sir Henry at the keys and Herman Herrmann on guitar improves on the premiere evening. The fact is: It has a lot of singing in Stasi land, construction crew, and Boheme.

"More reports than poems" calls the officer IN

From the red "Small trumpeter" stroke of luck, Frank Schöbel and Chris Doerk to Nina Hagen Kreischtum and Bettina Wegner's chanson, in spite of ("Sad I am") extends the Repertoire. Stasi-people and Stasi loot, all together to sing with fervor. Of perpetrators and Victims may not be in this VEB Flat and Salmon, the speech of characters with personality. What stands out all the more, when it comes to the long evening to some surprising outliers.

"More reports than poems" calls the officer from the IN the. A Sascha-Anderson-guy holds his naked butt to the audience and builds into a lyrical outpouring of Hate. "Sascha asshole", of course. Finally, the whole troop comes in Barokoko costumes (by Janina Brinkmann), and Stasi is the realm of the absolutist governments toadies - and popinjays of the country, with Stasi-files-reading.

premiere surprise: Alexander Scheer and Detlev Buck

Ready for the Comedy? Not quite. Great tag, and there you are sitting at a fancy Desk, and among them are Leander Haußmann, and as a premiere surprise, Alexander Scheer, and Detlev Buck, with a small "sun alley"-a reminiscence. Must hurt past, and who still needs the "fucking truth"? Laughter is necessarily liberating and subversive? For Haussmann state security theater drags on "" too much on the rounds and slips in the Castorf-parody.

but The key question is: What is the all the guys here carry around all the time with this accessory? In the West it was called the gentleman's pocket, something for older men. There was the ridiculous things in the East too, or only for party officials? Then we would have something in Common.

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