NEW IN 2018
Dreams Die Hard
In 1944 the doodlebug bombs rain down on London.
As well as death and destruction they create random encounters, encounters that occassionally erupt into life. A Turkish Cypriot man hides under a table with a British woman from Liverpool.
2 August 1945, the Potsdam treaty is ratified.
Europe is divided.
The woman from Liverpool gives birth to a baby in a hospital in London.
That baby is my Father.
I grow up, British – whatever that means.
I must have a very strong streak of foreign blood in me because I’ve never in my life felt any love for my country. I find in this narrow world, I have to conform to a pattern. My spirit of adventure must be sacrificed. Ever since I was a child, I’ve wanted to travel to find a Utopia. Travel on and on till I found it. Well, dreams die hard.
– Olive Davis, London 1945
Performed and written by Rachel Karafistan
Inspired by a diary by Olive Davis
Directed by Kuba Pierzchalski
Music by Kuba Pierzchalski
Premiere: 12th and 13th October 2018, Theater Haus Mitte, Berlin
Set and Props: Jo Johnston www.johnston-x-kröner.de
Props and Video Animation: Kamil Macejko
Premiere: 12th & 13th October 2018, Theater Haus Mitte, Berlin, Germany.
COMING IN 2019