Comedy about the End of the World (Komődie von Ende der Welt)
Theater im Keller, Gradec, Avstrija
TRANSLATOR ALFRED HAIDACHER
DIRECTOR AND STAGE DESIGNER ALFRED HAIDACHER
TECHNICAL DIRECTOR PETER SPALL
COSTUME DESIGNER EVA WEUTZ
MAJERHOLD BERND SRAČNIK
ELVIRA UTE WALLUSCHEK
JOE ORTON CHRISTIAN KRALL
KONJEVIČ ALFRED HAIDACHER
VOICE ON THE RADIO ALEXANDER KROPSCH
About the performance
PREMIÈRE 11 FEBRUARY 2015
THE PERFORMANCE IS 1 HOUR AND 30 MINUTES LONG AND HAS NO INTERVAL
"We live in times, when laughter has become a sign of a serious disease in almost every case."
Theater im Keller (TiK) –Theatre in the Cellar from Graz is one of the oldest independent theatres, and has been operating since 1951. A particular emphasis of their repertory is less-known and unproduced texts. TiK has staged a number of Evald Flisar’s plays, as their long-term programme goal is to stage all of them. So one of his newer plays has also found itself on their stage, Comedy about the End of the World, for which he received the Grum Award in Kranj two years ago. The Graz staging is the first performance of this play in German. The critics called the performance of Comedy about the End of the World the best performance of the "Evald Flisar project" so far.
"Brilliant sci-fi satire ... So funny, you burst out laughing, so sad, you cry."
(Elisabeth Willgruber-Spitz, Kleine Zeitung)