•  Theatre 2015
 Germany
  Schauspiel Stuttgart
5 MORNINGS
Written by: Fritz Kater
Director: Armin Petras
Stage design: Natascha von Steiger
Costumes: Patricia Talacko
Video: Rebecca Riedel
Music: Thomas Kürstner, Sebastian Vogel
Choreographer: Berit Jentzsch
Dramaturgy: Carmen Wolfram
Assistant director: Silinee Damsa-Ard
Set design assistant: Marlene Beer
Costume creation assistant: Cinzia Fossati
Prompt: Jutta Blumenthal-Munz
Stage manager: Hans Beck
Cast: Andreas Leupold, Holger Stockhaus, Anja Schneider, Hanna Plaß, Manja Kuhl
Fritz Kater situates the play „5 mornings” in a time of catastrophe. The City is in a state of alert. Is it because of an explosion? Or a radioactive contamination? A dangerous virus? A „society-burn-out”? Nobody knows. It seems that no foreign enemy can be held responsible. The surprise is within reasonable limits. The panic doesn’t spiral out of control. The usual slogans are published in the media and rules of action are issued. In this exceptional situation, five people develop their own strategy and techniques of survival. Paul, an IT specialist, locks himself in his house with all the means he can find. Out of fear of infection he even refuses his wife entrance. Following the disaster, the life and marriage of August and Julia, who are on the verge of getting a divorce, seem to be accelerating, particularly with the arrival of student Missy, who will act as a catalyst. In order to survive, they all try whatever they can, their attempts being more or less brave, ridiculous, absurd, sad and inappropriate. From the beginning on, even before the disaster, their lives were already lost, meaningless and useless. The events provide meaning to the lives of some of the protagonists, even though it is only temporary.
Translated into Romanian and English
Performance presented in German, with translation into Romanian and English.

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