The possibility of an island

by Michel Houellebecq
Wed 18.12.
07:30 PM
  • 7.00 p.m. introductory talk in the grand foyer
Fri 27.12.
07:30 PM
Tue 28.01.
07:30 PM
  • 19:00 Uhr Einführung im Großen Salon
  • with English surtitles
Großes Haus
2 hr 40 min
1 break
Premiere
#BEinsel

It is the fifth millennium: The earth’s climate and geology have mutated as a result of wars, atomic explosions and a shift in its axis. The oceans have disappeared, leaving barely any water at all. The disconsolate comic Daniel, a neo-human and thus immortal, has already been cloned 24 times. He looks back at our extinct world and the relentless fear of ageing in a society whose final taboo is the irreversibility of transience. The gap between the obsessive adoration of the body in a society of old people and the impossibility of love can no longer be closed, the longed-for island of happiness remains an Illusion.

We regularly present performances of "the possibility of an island" with English surtitles. You can find the dates here. Our box office staff will be happy to tell you from which seats you will have a good sight-line to the surtitles. For the best view of both stage and surtitles, we recommend seats in the stalls (Parkett) from row 11, or in the balconies (1. Rang, 2. Rang). Seats in the side boxes have a partially obstructed view.

 

 

Pressestimmen

2 Pressestimmen

“Robert Borgmann manages to translate the material into images of incorporeal beauty.”

junge Welt

“What is happiness, what is overindulgence or emptiness? At times naïvely, at others cynically, Houellebecq asks these questions from changing perspectives. Borgmann condenses this into an intelligent show, employing all the devices of dramatic art to ask: What is marketed to us as happiness? What do we see, what are we willing to see?"

Berliner Zeitung
 

“Die Möglichkeit einer Insel” will be produced as part of an excellence series with the support of

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