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Transit

Drama after the novel by Anna Seghers.

In an adaptation for Badische Landesbühne by Kathrin Mayr.

Marseille 1940: Thousands are fleeing from the NS-regime, waiting for their transit papers. Among them a young German, who, following the suicide of author Weidel, assumed the author’s identity. Now, the papers enable him to prepare his escape to Mexico.

In Marseille, he meets Marie and falls in love. Marie is longing for a future overseas, but she can’t apply for a visa without her husband. The young man soon realises that Marie is the late author’s wife. Marie however is convinced that Weidel is still alive. Without telling her, the young man goes to the consulate, requesting travel papers for Marie, as she is now ‘his’ wife.

Anna Seghers, who escaped to Mexico via Marseille herself, gives an account of this state of being in transit, which is the lived reality of millions of people today.


Duration
1 Stunden 30 Minuten

keine Pause

Age recommendation
14 years or older

Premiere Mit Einführung Nachgespräch im Anschluss

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Cast

Director: Kathrin Mayr

Stage & costume design: Johanna Bajohr

Sounddesign: Clemens Mädge

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Next performances


Sat, 18/11/2023
07.30 pm
Bruchsal
Stadttheater, Hexagon
07.30 pm | Stadttheater, Hexagon
Premiere Mit Einführung
Tue, 21/11/2023
07.30 pm
Heidenheim
Konzerthaus
07.30 pm | Konzerthaus

(Tickets available from the location's online shop.)

Thu, 23/11/2023
07.30 pm
Bruchsal
Stadttheater, Hexagon
07.30 pm | Stadttheater, Hexagon
Mit Einführung Nachgespräch im Anschluss

This performance can also be booked with the Kulturpass.

Sat, 25/11/2023
07.30 pm
Bruchsal
Stadttheater, Hexagon
07.30 pm | Stadttheater, Hexagon
Mit Einführung
Sun, 26/11/2023
07.30 pm
Bruchsal
Stadttheater, Hexagon
07.30 pm | Stadttheater, Hexagon
Mit Einführung
Tue, 28/11/2023
07.30 pm
Buchen
Stadthalle Buchen
07.30 pm | Stadthalle Buchen
Mit Einführung

(Tickets available from Tourist-Info Buchen.)

Thu, 30/11/2023
07.30 pm
Osterburken
Baulandhalle
07.30 pm | Baulandhalle
Mit Einführung

(Tickets available from Bürgerbüro Osterburken.)

Tue, 09/01/2024
07.30 pm
Wertheim
Aula Alte Steige
07.30 pm | Aula Alte Steige
Mit Einführung

(Tickets available from bookstore Buchheim-Schöningh.)

Thu, 11/01/2024
07.30 pm
Bretten
Stadtparkhalle
07.30 pm | Stadtparkhalle
Mit Einführung

(Tickets available from Tourist-Info Bretten.)

Sat, 13/01/2024
07.30 pm
Bad Friedrichshall
Otto-Klenert-Schule
07.30 pm | Otto-Klenert-Schule
Mit Einführung

(Tickets available from the city of Bad Friedrichshall.)

Wed, 17/01/2024
07.30 pm
Sinsheim
Dr.-Sieber-Halle
07.30 pm | Dr.-Sieber-Halle
Mit Einführung

(Tickets from Bücherland, bookstore Doll & Tourist-Info.)

Fri, 19/01/2024
07.30 pm
Bruchsal
Stadttheater, Hexagon
07.30 pm | Stadttheater, Hexagon
Mit Einführung Nachgespräch im Anschluss
Sun, 21/01/2024
07.30 pm
Bruchsal
Stadttheater, Hexagon
07.30 pm | Stadttheater, Hexagon
Mit Einführung
Sun, 28/01/2024
07.30 pm
Eppingen
Stadthalle
07.30 pm | Stadthalle
Mit Einführung

Changed date from 14 January
(Tickets available from bookstore Holl & Knoll.)

Thu, 22/02/2024
07.30 pm
Bruchsal
Stadttheater, Hexagon
07.30 pm | Stadttheater, Hexagon
Mit Einführung
Fri, 23/02/2024
07.30 pm
Bruchsal
Stadttheater, Hexagon
07.30 pm | Stadttheater, Hexagon
Mit Einführung Nachgespräch im Anschluss
Sat, 24/02/2024
07.30 pm
Bruchsal
Stadttheater, Hexagon
07.30 pm | Stadttheater, Hexagon
Mit Einführung
Sun, 25/02/2024
07.30 pm
Bruchsal
Stadttheater, Hexagon
07.30 pm | Stadttheater, Hexagon
Mit Einführung
Tue, 05/03/2024
07.30 pm
Mosbach
Alte Mälzerei
07.30 pm | Alte Mälzerei
Mit Einführung

(Tickets available from Tourist Information am Marktplatz.)

Wed, 06/03/2024
07.30 pm
Bad Wimpfen
Kursaal
07.30 pm | Kursaal
Mit Einführung

(Tickets available from Kultur- and Touristinformation Bad Wimpfen.)

Tue, 19/03/2024
07.30 pm
Bad Rappenau
Kurhaus
07.30 pm | Kurhaus
Mit Einführung

(Tickets available from Gäste-Information at the former train station.)

Thu, 21/03/2024
07.30 pm
Bruchsal
Stadttheater, Hexagon
07.30 pm | Stadttheater, Hexagon
Mit Einführung
Thu, 04/04/2024
07.30 pm
Hardheim
Erftalhalle
07.30 pm | Erftalhalle

(Tickets available from Fotostudio Xana.)

Mon, 08/04/2024
07.30 pm
Tauberbischofsheim
Stadthalle
07.30 pm | Stadthalle
Mit Einführung

(Tickets available from bookstore Schwarz auf Weiss.)

Wed, 10/04/2024
07.30 pm
Walldürn
Haus der offenen Tür
07.30 pm | Haus der offenen Tür
Mit Einführung

(Tickets available from Tourist-Info Walldürn.)

[The director] uses the form of rapid changes between action and explaining narration, in which the three brilliant and impressive actors Thilo Langer, Madeline Hartig and Tobias Gondolf take on different roles.

Thomas Huber / Bruchsaler Rundschau

20.11.2023

Applause for an intense and impressive premiere.

Thomas Huber / Bruchsaler Rundschau

20.11.2023

The intelligent production requires the audience to focus. Which it did at the Kurhaus, as quiet as a mouse.

Maximilian Haller / Heidenheimer Zeitung

23.11.2023

It's great how (as usual with Badische Landesbühne) the stage design by Johanna Bajohr fits the scenery. The cold metal speaks volumes.

Joachim Casel / RNZ

30.11.2023

Thilo Langer was a strong leading actor, expressivley switching between being on love, inner conflict, and hopelessness. Madeline Hartig, as Marie, mastered the sudden emotionall changes just as outstandingly.

Joachim Casel / RNZ

30.11.2023

The three actors excel in creating a dismal atmosphere filled with fear, captivating the audience for a full 90 minutes, making them hold their breath.

Petra Folger-Schwab / Main-Echo

11.01.2024

The fact that the same questions are being asked once again sent the audience home – after an intense theatre experience and long-lasting applause – with many questions of their own and a lot of food for thought.

Nadine Schmid / Fränkische Nachrichten

11.01.2024