One Version of the Story

by Simone Kucher

World première

Direction Marco Milling / Set Designer Simon Sramek / Costume Designer Liv Senn / Soundtrack Léo Collin
Cast Lisa-Katrina Mayer, Isabelle Menke, Ludwig Boettger, Matthias Neukirch, Christian Baumbach

Lusine Lisa-Katrina Mayer
Mutter Isabelle Menke
Alter Mann Ludwig Boettger
Charles Matthias Neukirch
Sammy Christian Baumbach
 
Direction Marco Milling
Set Designer Simon Sramek
Costume Designer Liv Senn
Soundtrack Léo Collin
Dramaturg Benjamin Große
Assistant Director Alexandra Wittmer
“When do stories become history?” Lusine is a musician and lives in Berlin. As far as her family’s origins are concerned, she knows only that her grandfather emigrated to the United States from Armenia via Berlin many years ago. She comes across a mysterious recording of a man’s voice that resembles her grandfather’s. The tape becomes the starting point for a journey into a past that has been hushed up – a past that is indissolubly linked with the genocide of Armenians that took place in 1915. At the time, the states of Europe failed to react and remained silent. And in the afflicted families, the inconceivable suffering has often remained present only as an unbroken silence down the generations. “The dead can speak. That was the eerie thing about it. The idea that there’s a voice that isn’t in the room at all. As if the voice could materialise.” Following the acoustic trail of the tape recordings, this piece by Simone Kucher, directed by Marco Milling, is one of the winning plays presented at the 2018 edition of the Autorentheatertage Berlin.
 

Staging insight, 27 September, meeting point Schiffbau/Foyer, 7.00–8.30 p.m.

Pfauen/Kammer

Coproduction with the Deutsches Theater Berlin for the Autorentheatertage Festival
Supported by the Society of Friends of the Schauspielhaus Zürich

  • Stadt Zurich
  • Swiss Re
  • Zürcher Kantonalbank
  • Migros