A city: not much idyllic charm, all the more boredom, alcohol, where a takeaway stand is the heart of the nightlife – and young adults questioning the society they see, because they want more from life than low-paying jobs and pressure. Dissatisfaction and defiance are an explosive mixture, and pervasive hatred seeks a tangible opponent: foreigners. Marisa also blames the foreigners for everything that is going wrong. If necessary, she also uses her fists to make a point and runs people over – like Rasul and his brother, Jamil, two young asylum seekers. Jamil ends up in hospital and is deported. Rasul is now all alone and seeks help in the most unlikely place: in Marisa, who he hopes will help him escape to Sweden. She realises that she has taken things too far this time and feels guilty. The more she learns about Rasul and his plight, the more her world view starts to crumble. Not least because it is a world view where the cards are stacked against women.
The stage adaptation of David Wnendt’s award-winning film Combat Girls (2011) brings a completely new format to our smallest venue: Burgtheater ensemble members share the stage with young people. Young theatre-lovers aged 15 upwards can apply to audition for the roles of Marisa and her clique via email to email@example.com .
With friendly support from Mitsubishi