Axel Pape and Rainer Appel perform a play about the break-up of a friendship in the face of the rise of National Socialism. With follow-up discussion
"I have never read a greater drama in fewer pages. This story is masterful, it is built with unsurpassable suspense, [...]" This is what Elke Heidenreich, literary critic and writer, says about the story of the two friends Max and Martin, who run a gallery together in San Francisco until Martin returns to his native Munich in 1932.
Max, a Jew who has remained in America, worries about his sister, who is working as a young actress in Berlin, due to the political developments in Germany. Persecuted by the SA, the Jewish woman seeks refuge with Martin in Munich. Martin, who has now become a confessor and profiteer of the new regime, refuses to help her, triggering a catastrophe.
His former friend Max then makes a surprising decision that gives the plot a completely unexpected twist ...
The production of this epistolary novel is an emotional and gripping story that makes a brilliant and timeless statement against the emergence and dangers of totalitarian systems.
Admission: 7.30 pm
Start: 8 pm
After the performance, all guests are invited to stay for a discussion.
Cast/Crew Recipients Unknown
Max Eisenstein-Axel Pape // Martin Schulze-Rainer Appel // Director-Axel Pape // Costume-Gioia Raspé // Video-Henning Groß // Graphics & Design-typ-o-grafikks I Mario Wengler // Photos-Björn Kommerell, Nico Manger, AP // Text-Kathrine Kressmann Taylor // Publisher-Per H. Lauke Verlag // Production-Axel Pape Gastspiele // theaterlust produktions gmbh // Contact-gastspiele[at]axelpape[dot]de
A political education event organized by STRAZEkultur im Kultur- und Initiativenhaus Greifswald e. V. with financial support from the Fonds für Vorpommern und das östliche Mecklenburg.