A grotesque inspired by motifs from Thomas Peckett Prest

Premiere 15/09/2017


Duration: Two hours, 30 minutes, no intermission

“Strange that behind this or that wall there sits a person with a malicious expression. One would only have to drill a hole in the wall to see this evil, envious human being and be met by his evil, envious gaze! Better not think of it!”

But what if the house is in a state of decay? If facades are crumbling and walls and ceilings are developing cracks? The house community which this play is about tries to hold onto basic rules of civilised conduct, but gets more and more entangled in increasingly absurd assignments of guilt. Neither the rich owner of the house nor its bizarre inhabitants are prepared to take responsibility for the decay. Only with the arrival of a new tenant does the mood improve. At the energetic young man’s welcome party, however, the secret of a collective guilt is revealed…

With »Tartare Noir«, Karin Beier continues her playful engagement with contemporary political questions.

With: Till Beckmann, Paul Behren, Yorck Dippe, Ute Hannig, Sachiko Hara, Jan-Peter Kampwirth, Angelika Richter, Lars Rudolph, Sayouba Sigué, Ernst Stötzner, Kate Strong, Michael Wittenborn

Directed by: Karin Beier Set and Costume Design: Johannes Schütz Costume asssistant: Astrid Klein Music: Jörg Gollasch Sounds: Peter Sandmann Lightning Design: Annette ter Meulen Video: Antje Haubenreisser, Peter Stein Dramaturgy: Christian Tschirner