Stunde der Hochstapler
Taking his own associative exploration of Felix Krull, the epitome of the conman-character, at Berliner Ensemble’s Grosses Haus as a point of departure, Alexander Eisenach continues to investigate the Krull-principle at Kleines Haus, a principle that concerns all of us: “When did we start lying? Was the lie invented at the same moment that human consciousness manifested itself? Was it the moment when we began to walk upright? To utilise our environment, launching a tremendous process of civilisation? Have we been hoodwinking ourselves for millennia with the stories we told about ourselves? Describing us as the summit of creation? Is this entire theatre of mankind, the final act of which we are currently seeing, nothing but a long con-game?”
"It has been quite a while since we last saw such an intelligent and entertaining contemplation of both the world and the theatre."
"A delightful comedy of human kind."
“Eisenach has created a game of thought and consideration that raises intelligent questions and provides brilliant dialogues between various fantasy characters.”
"Cynthia Micas, Wolfgang Michael, Peter Moltzen, Marc Oliver Schulze and Cordelia Wege deliver performative high-level artistry including slapstick, relentlessly bombarding the amused audience with dashing rhetorical fireworks.”