Max Black or 62 Ways of Supporting the Head with a Hand
Duration: 1 hour, 35 minutes without an intermission
The premiere took place on 7 October 2015.
The first version of this performance was created in French at Theatre Vidy (Switzerland) in 1998.
In this performance the actor, the sound, the lighting and pyrotechnic effects work as partners and co-authors of what happens on stage. Fire flashes and fragments from notebooks of great thinkers illustrate the inner life of a scientist, his manner of irradiations, his moments of despair. Director and composer Heiner Goebbels abandons traditional drama for a world in which mechanisms, fire and electricity, sounds and melodies tell us their stories in the same way that a human might – thus becoming tools for creating polyphony
Warning: One of the characters, the smell of sulfur, might aggravate allergies.
The performance is accompanied by English-language supertitles.
Translation: M.Bozhovich, Maria Nikolayeva, Olga Fedyanina Light and set design: Klaus Gruenberg
Costumes: Jasmin Andreae
Sound design: Willi Bopp, Alexander Mikhlin