A young man mourns the death of his lover, who was shot by the police during the Zurich youth riots. Totenklage shows the young man, who experienced both his coming out and politicization alongside his older friend, in all his vulnerability. Alone in his teenage room in his parents' apartment, he laments his loss, despairs of his loneliness and the political circumstances, and sings of his longing for a better world.
Director Ursina Greuel, who has already been a guest at the Gare du Nord with her outstanding production 'Im Nebel' (In the Fog), among others, places compositions by jazz pianist Chick Corea alongside the strongly rhythmic dialect monologue. Through Samuel Fried's powerful piano playing and the tender singing of singer Julian Schmidlin, the audience is literally drawn into the wounded soul of an adolescent.
Performers and additional information:
Julian Schmidlin (acting/vocals), Samuel Fried (piano), Ursina Greuel (direction), Cornelia Peter (costumes), Jens Seiler (lighting)
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