Die Verlobung in St. Domingo – Ein Widerspruch

by Necati Öziri against Heinrich von Kleist

World première

Direction Sebastian Nübling / Set Designer Muriel Gerstner / Costume Designer Pascale Martin / Sound Lars Wittershagen / Live-Kamera Robin Nidecker
Cast Maryam Abu Khaled, Dominic Hartmann, Kenda Hmeidan, Dagna Litzenberger Vinet, Falilou Seck

Maryam Abu Khaled
Dominic Hartmann
Kenda Hmeidan
Dagna Litzenberger Vinet
Falilou Seck
 
Direction Sebastian Nübling
Set Designer Muriel Gerstner
Costume Designer Pascale Martin
Sound Lars Wittershagen
Live-Kamera Robin Nidecker
Dramaturg Anna Heesen
Lighting Designer Michel Güntert
Assistant Director Clara Dobbertin
Assistant Stage Designer Sandra Antille
Assistant Costume Designer Iva Ivanova
Literary Assistant Benjamin Große
Internship Direction Peter Gruber
Stage Manager Ralf Fuhrmann
Prompter Katja Weppler
Theatre Education Manuela Runge
Revolution is raging in Haiti. After more than a hundred years of slavery, the subjugated populace is fighting for freedom. One night, young Gustav, a nobleman from Switzerland, knocks at the door of Toni, foster daughter of one of the revolutionary leaders, asking for protection while escaping from the revolutionary troops… Toni must decide – there’s no time for revolutionary romanticism. In “Die Verlobung in Santo Domingo” (Betrothal in St. Domingo, 1811), Heinrich von Kleist’s novella published shortly after the French Revolution, the author recounts a dramatic love story against a backdrop of revolution, and describes two clear fronts: “white” versus “black,” good versus evil, order versus anarchy. Yet how will the story go when it isn’t clear who is friend or foe when it comes to enlightened values? In his new play, Necati Öziri contradicts supposedly unambiguous positions and interprets the story with a new level of opposition that forces us to engage in a modern-day discussion about violence and counterviolence.

Schiffbau/Box

Co-production with the Maxim Gorki Theater , Berlin

 

  • Stadt Zurich
  • Swiss Re
  • Zürcher Kantonalbank
  • Migros