Schwarze Augen, Maria
Premiere 16. November 2013 am Deutschen Schauspielhaus Hamburg
Within the former Elise-Averdieck-Schule, a school building in central Hamburg, several eccentric families have lived for almost a decade.The children exhibit social abnormalities accompanied by peculiar mental and physical defects. However, they all possess unusual talents and penetrating black eyes. A medical expert tracked their unique syndrome and assigned the families to a residential care home. Ever since, he has investigated the phenomena with a small team of nurses. A traffic accident about twenty years ago in Hamburg Altenwerder near the off-motorway service "Trucker
Treff" seems to be the initiating event: All the mothers of the community were involved in this accident - either directly or
indirectly. Now, after their 20th birthday, the sons and daughters of the community desire to present themselves to the public. The families break their confinement and invite guests to an open day at the "Haus Lebensbaum".
Concept & Book: Signa & Arthur Köstler in collaboration with Sebastian Sommerfeld and Mona el Gammal Direction: Signa Köstler with Arthur Köstler Co-Direction: Sebastian Sommerfeld Set & Costume Design: Signa Köstler with Mona El Gammal Audiovisual Media and Technical Design: Arthur Köstler Sound Design: Christian Bo Dramaturge: Sybille Meier Assistant Director & Producer: Silvia Petrova Production: Deutsches Schauspielhaus Hamburg
Ana Valeria Gonzalez, Andreas Schneiders, Arthur Köstler, Carolin Seidl, Christian Bo, Franz-Josef Becker, Helga Sieler, Jenny Steenken, Johannes Köhler, Judith Fraune, Ilil Land-Boss, Mareike Wenzel, Martin Heise, Max Pross, Michael Behrendt, Mona el Gammal, Özlem Cosen, Petra Gantner, Sebastian Sommerfeld, Signa Köstler, Silvia Petrova, Simon Steinhorst, Siri Nase, Steven Reinert, Amanda Babaei Vieira, Anne Hartung, Bettina Woitt, Eileen Weber, Julia Bahn, Klara Stoyanova, Tom Korn, Sophia Hussain