Early one morning, a little boy in pyjamas sneaks out of his house and walks down to the fjord. He watches the grass blowing back and forth in the wind, the clouds moving in the sky and the little waves sloshing onto the shore. He takes deep breaths in and slowly lets them out. His mother finds him sleeping on the grass and scolds him. When she discovered that he had disappeared, she had been worried. The boy is unable to understand why. He didn’t do anything wrong. This makes him feel sad and alone. Yet he will never truly be alone, he thinks to himself as he lays his head on his sister’s shoulder and she wraps her arm around him.
“In this children’s book, the boy’s thoughts are strung together like pearls on a necklace and succeed in opening up a universe of childlike perception to us. Norwegian author Jon Fosse contrasts this innocent carelessness with parental worry and fears. The noticeable discrepancy between the world of children and that of adults could hardly have been depicted in a more impressive way.” Excerpt from the 2007 Deutscher Jugendliteraturpreis (German Youth Literature Award) jury statement
A production of “Schwester u.a. Gastspiele GbR” with the support of Theater Marabu.
Autor: Jon Fosse (aus dem Norwegischen übersetzt von Hinrich Schmidt-Henkel)
Regie: Claus Overkamp
Dramaturgie: Tina Jücker
Bühne: Tina Jücker, Regina Rösing
Kostüme: Regina Rösing
Lichtbildner: Bene Neustein
Mit: Philip Schlomm, Hannah Biedermann
Musik: Lars Hollmer
Zielgruppe: Kinder ab 6 Jahre (+Vorschule) und Erwachsene (maximal 120)
Spieldauer: 50 Minuten
Uraufführung: 12.Mai 2012 / Rechte: Rowohlt Verlag, Hamburg
Fotos: Ursula Kaufmann