Theater im Bahnhof
Tod eines Bankomatkartenbesitzers

Public space, Theater / Premiere in German-speaking countries


Talk im Anschluss an die 2. Vorstellung
So 26/09, 11.00
Sonntagsbrunch: Wahltag
Von & mit
Theater im Bahnhof (A), Herwig Höller (A), Michael Ostrowski (A) u.a.

Citypark / Information

Production specifics

Koproduktion steirischer herbst & Theater im Bahnhof (Graz), Kunstenfestivaldesarts (Brüssel), Forum Freies Theater (Düsseldorf) & brut (Wien)

Kopräsentation NXTSTP, unterstützt durch das Kulturprogramm der Europäischen Union

Shopping centres are good places in which to check what is genuine. Since they were invented some sixty years ago, their operators have tried everything to make them as real as possible – while at the same time eliminating anything concerning realtiy which might get in the way of shopping. Shopping centres are private spaces that behave like public places, but only allow as much publicness as suits the private owners. Theatre is essentially useless in such a place: where everything is staged, a theatrical performance can only duplicate what is already there.

But there is also unpredicted human behaviour. Death, for example. Death occurs so frequently in theatre that watching it is simply enjoyable. However, it is not supposed to happen in shopping centres. If you want to die there, you need an ally. Someone who is savvy. A cashpoint, for example.

Therefore, the Graz-based Theater im Bahnhof has joined forces with a cashpoint to find out how death works in a place that would so love to be alive, that so loves to plan everything down to the last detail.

Shopping, selling, eating, catching the tram: the people in the shopping centre go about their shopping centre business. Some meet up at their favourite cashpoint, lingering for an unusually long time, get to talking. It is a ritual. Having a cup of coffee by the cashpoint. Taking a little turn around the cash dispenser.

It’s all about participating in life. And its end. Death as a card-holder. As long as the plastic works, you’re in. You can live and talk about it. But when the card disappears, its holder disappears too.

Regie: Helmut Köpping
Bühnenbild, Ausstattung, Raumgestaltung: Johanna Hierzegger
Mitwirkende / Mitwirkender: Rupert M. Lehofer
Mitwirkende / Mitwirkender: Michael Lehofer
Mitwirkende / Mitwirkender: Moke Klengel
Schauspielerin / Schauspieler: Jacob Banigan
Schauspielerin / Schauspieler: Juliette Eröd
Schauspielerin / Schauspieler: Pia Hierzegger
Schauspielerin / Schauspieler: Monika Klengel
Schauspielerin / Schauspieler: Martina Zinner
Theatergruppe / Tanzkompanie: Theater im Bahnhof