Performed as a monologue by Gerit Kling as Vera Landis, the play depicts the tightrope walk between shiny success and bitter reality bringing us back down to earth.
Golbeck set up his work as a play within the play with Gerit Kling playing an actress behind the stage right before her performance as the main part of Die Überlebende der Titanic.
Waiting for her counterpart, ex husband Tom, Vera realizes that the audience is on the wrong side of the stage. Suddenly, backstage becomes onstage and the 50 year old actress finds herself confronted by unexpected observers. Vera feels obliged to draw a balance of her life.
As a once successful actress of the 80es with high hopes, lots of opportunities and men, this aging woman now has to come to accept the tough reality of her current situation.
The original director of Die Überlebende der Titanic walked off to Hollywood with the play in 1989 thus shattering Vera’s promising career as an actress.
Golbeck uses his play to picture a society that by feeding its system, makes it even more destructive, leaving a woman fighting for dignity and future perspective.
Performances are on 28. Oct., 5./28. Nov., 9./16. Dec. 2013 at 8pm, entry for students is 17€ and free for those of you who got the “Freikarte WS 2013”.
Make sure you don’t miss out on this highly diverse play
Kim was listening to a lot of Florence and the Machine while writing this piece