•  Theatre 2015
  Burgtheater Vienna
Author: Venedikt Erofeev
Director: Felicitas Braun
Stage: Sonja Böhm
Costumes: Aleksandra Kica
Music: Robert Zimmermann
Cast: Jasna Fritzi Bauer, Daniel Sträßer
„Go to Petushki, just go! Petushki – it’s your salvation and your felicity. Go!” So Venya is on his way. Why shouldn’t he listen to the angels? He can’t afford the train ticket, but the conductor doesn’t want money, he’d rather be paid with vodka – and Venya has always plenty. He quarrels with other travellers if Goethe was an alcoholic as well as Schiller and how to handle hiccup; they ponder about social democrats and swap new cocktail recipes. But wait, isn’t the train heading in the wrong direction? Venya is a story teller and a drunkard in a futile position – looking for redemption. The writer Venedikt Yerofeyev shares with his protagonist the first name as well as his alcoholism. His novel was written in 1969, that he called a „Poem”, and was banned in the Soviet Union for a long time.
Translated into Romanian and English

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