theatre/ensemble: Hessisches Staatstheater Wiesbaden
seen on 6th June in Wiesbaden, shortly before the New Plays From Europe Festival this is part of
plot: When playwright Nis-Momme Stockmann was author-in-residence at Schauspiel Frankfurt from 2009 to 2012, his daily commute would take him from the deprived area of Bornheim to the gleaming towers of the city centre. This blatant discrepancy inspired him to write about the odyssey of a banker in crisis. His protagonist has long been in the service of a system that he now questions radically. In the middle of his life, he feels like he no longer belongs. And so he decides to undermine the system from within, to bring about the ruin of the banking sector which will result in a reinvention of the entire world.
verdict: Some scenes are fairly conventional, some more absurd. The banker is played fantasticly by Hanns Jörg Krumpholz and seeing ancient Zygmunt Apostol on stage is always worth it. But there is lots of talking, lots of criticism and nothing really grips the audience. Instead of being confronted with the problems capitalism brings I got slightly bored. Unfortunately forgotten the moment you get home again