A piece knitted from old fairy tales
The Neapolitan collection of fairy tales is one of the oldest we know in Europe. They are coarse, wild, brutal tales, cheerfully and virtuously packaged. In-house author Michelle Steinbeck, who has already invented fantastic linguistic worlds with her debut novel, 'My Father Was a Man on Land and a Whale in the Water,' takes on this archaic work. She shines a light on its flimsy morality, which cements the status quo - hierarchies that still define our society today. But there is also utopian potential in the fairy tale: transformation, miracles, magic. The result is dramatized science fiction: in a near future, humanity, threatened with extinction, turns again to witchcraft and magic.
Participants and additional information:
- Production - Alia Luque
- Author - Michelle Steinbeck
- Stage - Christoph Rufer
- Costumes - Ellen Hofmann
- Dramaturgy - Angela Osthoff
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