Burgtheater

Der nackte Wahnsinn (Noises off)

Michael Frayn &
Regie Martin Kušej , /
Bühnenbild Annette Murschetz , /
Kostüme Heide Kastler , /
Licht Gerrit Jurda , /
Dramaturgie Angela Obst , /
Herr Klemt, Inspizient Arthur Klemt , /
Thomas / Franz Xaver Hötz / Scheich Thomas Loibl , /
Martin K., Regisseur Norman Hacker , /
Sophie / Frau Klacker Sophie von Kessel , /
Paul / Einbrecher Paul Wolff-Plottegg , /
Genija / Vicki Genija Rykova , /
Kata / Belinda Hötz Katharina Pichler , /
Till / Roger Trampelmann Till Firit , /
Mechthild, Regieassistentin Deleila Piasko , /
Der nackte Wahnsinn (Noises Off)

The director is at the end of his tether. The premiere of his comedy is set to take place in less than 24 hours and the actors are making a hash of everything. Or could they be conspiring against him? True, they would have needed more time to rehearse this comedy in which doors are constantly being opened and slammed. The plot features tax evasion, real estate deals, quickies and family reunions. In short: it is a potpourri of human passions. Now they have finally gotten through the dress rehearsal, but: after the play is before the play. It starts all over again, and this time we are watching the ensemble from our vantage point backstage. Time passes. The production is already showing signs of wear. The amorous entanglements are taking their toll, and stage directions have become a matter of negotiation …

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