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The Dam (world pre­mie­re)

by David Lindemann

Directed by: Kieran Joel

Wednesday, 16/11/2022

07.30 PM


Abo K21

Germany. Somewhere in the barren wasteland between the Wiehengebirge and the Teuteburg Forest. Cacti, desert grass, a waterhole. Behind the range of hills, the North German Plain once began. Now there is water. The sea. Held back only by a huge dam. Here, where no one else wants to live, the Ehrlich couple have fulfilled their dream of owning their own home. A modern architectural masterpiece, (withdrawn) elevated civilisation between reeds and poisonous animals. The pressure on the dam, however, is steadily increasing and it is clear: In order for it not to break, someone has to be sacrificed.

David Lindemann's new play is a wonderfully absurd parable of our society and poses the question at what point civilisational progress tips over into its opposite - and whether that hasn't already happened. With the première of "The Dam", Kieran Joel presents his fourth work at the State Theatre and this time deals with the evasion of Western societies from the big questions of the climate crisis.


Directed by

Bühne, Kostüme




Dates and cast

Cast on 16/11/2022

Frau Ehrlich, Architektin

Herr Ehrlich, ihr Mann

Loft, Redakteur:in

Kalk, Fliesenleger:in

LKA, Kriminalpolizei

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