A woman in her mid-thirties preparing to move: as she packs she dismantles conventional ideas of motherhood, as well as her own ageing process and the vague desire for a new beginning. And all of this in the company of her daughter Mirna.
After Es sagt mir nichts, das sogenannte Draußen (The So-Called Outside Means Nothing to Me), which was chosen as Play of the Year in 2014 by the magazine Theater heute, Sibylle Berg has written a new text for resident director Sebastian Nübling and Tabea Martin. A caustic commentary emerges, addressing women's social roles and 21st century relationship concepts, as well as the failure to live up to their own expectations. But, buried deep in their chatter, remains the hazy yearning for a new beginning that will never be realised. And her daughter Mirna, who, to her mother's dismay, inherited her sharp tongue but otherwise seems to have turned out completely different, assists her mother as a voice that is just as brooding. The previous piece’s rebellious young women have grown older, had children and divorces. Now they must contend with their daughters, who will criticise their mothers just like they criticised the previous generation—and with the knowledge that they will have »just a little mediocre life«.
Premiere: 24. September 2015
Winner Friedrich-Luft-Preis 2015
Winner of the Publikumspreis (Audience Award) of the Mülheimer Theatertage 2016
Photo: Esra Rotthoff
Stage Photos: Ute Langkafel