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The Future

01 Mrz 2024 - 30 Apr 2024

PREMIERE : December 2021                                                                                                     @Thomas Aurin

                           Next shows: 27 March 2024, 20:00 and 13 April 2024, 20:00

Human beings have, throughout the ages, felt the urge to predict the future. In ancient times, oracles were consulted, people read in the bowels of sacrificial animals for prophecies, or looked into the constellation of stars up in the sky. For many decades in the past, the eccentric fortune teller Walter Mercado made prophecies about the future in popular tv appearances, nowadays innumerous astrology websites on the internet do the job.

In The Future, we will explore the future of the past and various theories of time, look at oracles and puzzles, and, following Karen Barad, sound out the possibility that the past might not has arrived yet. The future has, perhaps, gradually been abolishing itself, and all we’re left with is the endless and timeless reproduction of anachronisms.

It’s like you’re looking at scene set in a club in science-fiction movies: no matter when the film is produced, it’s always represented as a club in the 1980s with the doomsday clock showing five to twelve.

A storm is coming, says the man at the gas station. I know, I say, play Sarah Connor again.

German and English with English and German surtitles

Concept, text and direction: Constanza Macras                                                                                                        Dramaturgy: Carmen Mehnert                                                                                                                                            By and with: Simon Bellouard, Alexandra Bódi, Emil Bordás, Fernanda Farah, Rob Fordeyn, Cordelia Lange, Sonya Levin, Thulani Lord Mgidi, Daisy Phillips, Miki Shoji

Live Music: Almut Lustig, Kristina Lösche-Löwensen, Katrin Schüler-Springorum
Stage Design: Alissa Kolbusch
Costume Design: Eleonore Carrière
Music: Robert Lippok
Lighting: Hans-Hermann Schulze
Sound: Gabriel Anschütz, Deniz Sungur,

Tobias GringelA coproduction by Constanza Macras | DorkyPark and Volksbühne am Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz. Co-producer: Piccolo Teatro di Milano – Teatro d’Europa

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  • Date: 01 Mrz 2024 - 30 Apr 2024
  • Location:Volksbühne I Berlin
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