The German-Swiss duo Hart auf Hart from Leipzig presents an eloquent reading piece with a lot of subtle humor. The Leipzig actress Elisabeth Hart and the Olten actor Rhaban Straumann came together artistically during the pandemic, developed and wrote an enjoyable satirical piece for difficult and good times.
"Do you want to see-saw?" is about an actress and an actor reading a play they wrote themselves. In it, a woman and a man meet on a playground. First by chance, eventually again and again. She German. He Swiss. They approach big topics with due distance and do not shy away from delicate questions. Even superficial clichés are given depth in their conversation, while linguistic differences bring cultural differences to light.
She: "You say phi times thumb."
He: "We say wrist times phi."
She: "Oh, how inaccurate."
With each passing day, the connection between the two people on the playground grows more intense. He talks about his neighbor, the nice Nazi; she tells him she's writing a study about the big in the small. Together they observe small dictators in the sand and have the big ones of the world in front of their eyes. The boundaries between top view, insight and confidence obviously disappear, a challenging interplay between the observed and the observed develops.
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By and with Elisabeth Hart and Rhaban Straumann.
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