Another week, another theatre play we want to recommend to you! 2016 starts off with some amazing stage productions and whereas I raved about the University Players last week, this week it’s the Hamburg Players’ time to shine.
3 one-act plays have been selected for the occasion, which means all the elements a typical play includes such as initial accident, climax and denouement need to be intertwined in one single act – a challenge on its own. The Hamburg Players take it a step further and show three different one-acts under the motto “Love, Politics and Dirty Laundry” in one evening.
The Press Release promises three outstanding performances:
Politics and ethics collide in “Amateurs”. In his short, compelling drama from 2011, David Auburn glances behind the scenes of politics and the world charismatic leaders create in front of the cameras. A young woman visits the office of an older politician, being convinced that he is responsible for destroying her father’s career. But in the course of their meeting the tides turns – more than once. (Amateurs also won awards for best production and best actress at the Festival of European Anglophone Theatrical Societies – FEATS 2014 in Luxemburg.)
„Sure Thing” has become a classic of current American comedy. The author David Ives is a master of wordplay and pop-cultural references. In this one-act, a man and a woman meet in a café, working through the minefield that is conversation. Luckily (or not?), they are allowed a new try after each failed attempt and faux-pas to re-start their date.
The absurd comedy “Soap Opera” is equally full of references to commercial and pop-culture: what happens when a repairman falls in love with a washing-machine? Should he tell his girlfriend, even though he feels that the machine is two-timing him with a dryer? This is the Hamburg Players’ entry to FEATS 2016, taking place in Brussels in May.
So go on and get yourself tickets for this experimental production!
When: Feb 3- 6, Feb 10-13 7.30 pm (+ matinée Feb 6 3.30 pm)
Where: Marschnerstrasse 46
How much: 10-16 € (online, box office, Theaterkasse Schumacher)
Maria was listening to Troye Sivan’s “Youth” while writing this preview.