“The strongest man in the world is he who stands most alone”
Ibsen’s 1882 play is suddenly as timely as a tweet. A story about public opinion: this political satire about a scientist who tries to save his town from water pollution, only to wind up as a scapegoat.
The play features a divisive protagonist and whistleblower, Dr. Thomas Stockmann (played by Michael Kinzer), who tries to warn his town about contaminated water polluting the spa that keeps the town solvent. His sister is the mayor (Sara Jones), who, concerned about the economic impact, wants to suppress Thomas’ claims. What happens when those who know the truth try to share it with the public?
Sound familiar? The play is endlessly adaptable to fit the political times. “The most dangerous enemy of truth and freedom is the majority.”
Directed by PJ Escobio. English Translation by Deborah Dawkin and Erik Skuggevik By arrangement with Penguin Books Ltd, a Penguin Random House company.
Internationales Theater Frankfurt, Zoo Passage, Hanauer Landstrase 2-4, 60314, Frankfurt
Performances 12.-14. and 19.-21. October 2018
- READINGS FROM PAUL COWLAN’S LATEST POETRY COLLECTION: CLOTHYARDS & QUARRELS
Following the successful reading of Parthenope’s Burden at THE LOFT in 2015, on Saturday November 24th, thirteen voices will perform selections from Paul’s new collection.:
A Kafkaesque trial; Beauty and the Beast; mediæval skyships; a sidelight on the Song of Roland; a dotty alchemist; a singing fish; voices from pre-history, from ancient Babylon; from Han China; twelfth century Paris; sixteenth century Mexico; nineteenth century Ireland; and a contemporary supermarket. Add Ophelia, a drunken Chinese poet, a Victorian butterfly-hunter and an ominously sleeping princess and you are guaranteed a varied and entertaining evening.
CLOTHYARDS & QUARRELS
Free Entry - voluntary donations for refreshments.
7pm - Saturday November 24th
The LOFT, Hasengasse 21, 60311 Frankfurt
O, a retractatio of Shakespeare’s Othello.
Honor, jealousy, betrayal and the fall of a warrior.
A modernized version of “Othello” as seen through the lens of “Law and Order”. Othello, head of a specialized FBI unit, falls prey to the machinations of one of his oldest and most trusted agents, Iago and slowly succumbs to a monstrous jealousy. Based on the Folio text, this scaled-down and streamlined version brings Shakespeare’s notions of honor, jealousy and betrayal into a world entirely recognizable for a contemporary audience.
Cast: Renard Yearby, Paul Cowlan, Sara Jones, Varvara Pomoni, Jim Phetterplace Jr., Chris Morahan, and Leanne Maksin.
Directed by PJ Escobio
Internationales Theater Frankfurt, Hanauer Landstrase 2-4, Frankfurt
Performances on 7.-9. and 14.-16. February 2019
Murder, betrayal, ambition, and a lack of sleep are what drive the Macbeth’s to the heights of power and a steep fall from grace.
One of Shakespeare’s most haunting tales, tailor made for Shakespeare in the Garden. Directed by PJ Escobio
Performances in June 2019
Tickets available here from April 1st 2019
A Silent comedy ...
Four jesters, using no words, take you through a landscape of imagination, exploration and the question so many people today have to ask themselves, Where? Where do I go? Where do I fit? Where can I live? Where do I belong? Where can I survive? This new story is told using clowning techniques from a variety of disciplines. The performers weave a tale of loss, laughter, gain and liberation through physical storytelling.