08.06. – 18.06.2023
The Impulse Theatre Festival has been the most important platform for the independent performing arts in the German-speaking countries for more than 30 years. We will be hosting the SHOWCASE this year, presenting the productions selected by the jury at the FFT and at various other locales throughout Düsseldorf.more
DUDES HALTEN ENDLICH DIE KLAPPEGenerational Theatre Theatre & Performance
On stage, a couple of men in their mid-fifties in checked shirts do what dudes do: drill holes in things and do stuff that involves beer. Skilfully seasoned with piano music and elegant slapstick. The girls watch, give direction and comment on what is going on.
One thing is clear: the dudes have given up control. Looking for a prototype man of the future, the Theater im Bahnhof has turned to the next generation. What do the girls see when they look at these dudes: two representatives of a group that still clings on unjustly to the levers of power? Two blokes who simply ought to vanish into thin air? Or something else again? Sometimes they have mercy on the dudes, sometimes they don’t.
“A successful parable for the tiresome redundancy of meaningless rituals and patterns of behaviour that are the way they are simply because someone once persuaded themselves that that was how they had to be.” Lydia Bißmann, kuma.at, 3.12.2022
Direction: Sahar Rahimi, Concept: Ed. Hauswirth, Rupert Lehofer, Sahar Rahimi, Performers: Florentina Piffl, Emilia Thelen, Ed. Hauswirth, Rupert Lehofer, Design: Helene Thümmel, Technical Direction: Moke Rudolf-Klengel, Production Manager: Christina Romirer
Funded by the City of Graz, the Regional Government of Styria and the Republic of Austria’s Federal Ministry for Arts, Culture, Civil Service and Sport. .