Bernhard Mikeska, Lothar Kittstein und Alexandra Althoff (D)
GOETHE :: DISAPPEARANCES
A scenic installation for one person at a time
after arriving in Weimar, Goethe secretly left again. Where to? With what hope?
And why travel under a false name and pretend to visit his sister? Prior to
setting out that November, Goethe had learned of his sister Cornelia’s death
that summer. He was benumbed, shaken by her death. He had not written to his
beloved sister for two years, even though she desperately yearned for it.
Mikeska, Lothar Kittstein and Alexandra Althoff’s production for the historical
Schießhaus, in the construction of which Goethe was involved, re-adjusts the
seeing habits and the relations between members of the audience and actors.
visitor enters alone, coming very close to the actors and becoming part of Goethe’s
story. Does a clear borderline exist between reality and dream, between the
viewer and the viewed?
Alexandra Althoff, Verena Elisabet Eitel
Djuna Delker, Kirsten Dornbusch, Kirsten Heyerhoff, Lieselotte Illig, Neele Ruckdeschel
Hanna Binder, Sebastian Kowski, Simone Müller, Nora Quest
Verein für Raum und Zeit e.V., Deutsches Nationaltheater Weimar, Kunstfest Weimar
Funded in the Fonds Doppelpass by the German Federal Cultural Foundation
With kind support by GPT audio GmbH, Massen