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February 8, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - March 14, 2018 @ 11:30 pm€10 – €25
1968 was a turbulent year all over the world. The May ’68 protests in France, the death of Bobby Kennedy, the Apollo 5 sent to space, the Black Power salute by the US athletes Tommie Smith and John Carlos at the Olympics, the Vietnam war… all of these facts happened in that year.
Something that you may don’t know is that in 1968, during the play Viet Nam Discourse at the Münchner Kammerspiele, the actors collected money for weapon donations to the Viet Cong. That was a scandal and August Everding, director of the drama, had to cancel it.
Fifty years later, the play 1968 will take place at Kammerspiele inviting different directors to share their perspectives on the topics of that agitated year with little plays of 15 minutes each. Leonie Böhm reconsiders the scene occurred in the theatre at that year, the collective Henrike Iglesias talks about the sexual revolution from a feminist perspective, Alberto Villarreal put the focus on the Olympic Games in Mexico, the group Gintersdorfer/ Classen emphasizes the power of the revolutionary Frantz Fanon’s book “The Wretched of this Earth”, Anna-Sophie Mahler explores her family history through the films of Alexander Kluge, a reenactment of Elfriede Jelinek can be seen on video, Wotjek Klemm evokes the resistance in a visual way and the collective Collectif Catastrophe produce a fantasy machine. An experiment that shows different ways to see the past focusing on the future, and the significance of a year that changed our nowaday’s vision of the world.
*Header image by Julian Bauhmann. The play is in German and French with English subtitles.