you’re cordially invited to the 3rd Year graduation performance at CISPA (Copenhagen International School of Performing Arts): “Innocence” (“Unschuld”) by one of the most prominent contemporary writers in Germany, Dea Loher. In Loher’s poetic and zany world, the destinies of an array of offbeat characters interweave. What they have in common is that they all carry a paralyzing guilt. They all long for intimacy, love and recognition, but mostly find it beyond than with each other.
We meet the blind, supernatural pole dancer, Absolute; we meet the two illegal immigrants, Fadoul and Elisio, who more than anything long to go home; we meet Rosa, her husband Franz and her mother Frau Zucker, who uninvited moves into their home. Rosa has a burning desire to have a child, Franz is only truly alive when as an undertaker handling the dead, and Frau Zucker would prefer to smoke herself to death at a petrol station. And then there’s Frau Haberstatt, who seeks forgiveness for the crimes of her imaginary son; three suicidal jumpers; and lastly, the alcoholic philosopher, Ella, who’s trying to revolutionize the world in order to impress her husband Helmut, who’s primarily interested in making jewelry. Do come and experience the wonderful 3rd Year in free fall. Their future awaits. We’re looking forward to seeing you.
Simon Raundahl Lembcke Andersen : husband – Rufus, Jumper – Steve, Helmuth, Narrator
Gríma Kristjánsdóttir : wife-Veronica, Jumper – Emma, doctor
Georgina Koutsaimani : Frau Habersatt
Gregers Kindtler Clausen : Fadoul
Oliver LeRoux : Elisio
Hildur Jakobína Tryggvadóttir : Absolute
Ömer Karatas : Franz
Alexander Petitmarie : Frau Zucker
Simone Gottbrecht Petersen : Ella
Inga María Eyjólfsdóttir : Rosa
Directed by: Mia Lipschitz
Lighting design: Nicolai Valet
Sound consultant: Jes Theede
In INSIDE OUT THREE SISTERS, we meet the secondary and tertiary characters of THREE SISTERS by Anton Chekhov: the maids, the musicians, the chef, the door keeper, and not least the actors playing these supporting characters. They perform a play behind the play, where re-enacted scenes from the original intertwine with these characters’ and actors’ rituals and enterprises, which reveal that they endure their absurd predicaments, the regrets of the past and the illusions of the future, often more bravely than the main characters of the Three Sisters do.
Being truthful to Chekhov, and, at the same time commenting daringly on his texts, this cast of international acting students at CISPA demonstrate that life – and art – is what you contrive to do, while waiting (not) to go to Moscow or (not) to get to do your big performance.