Treffpunkt: FFT Kammerspiele Presented in easily intelligible English.16€/10€ erm. Ticket - buy now
“I’m afraid to open. But I must open. So I open,” states the mysterious “Opener”, a key figure in Samuel Becket’s radio play Cascando. The Irish Nobel laureate characterises his work, written in 1961, as follows: “It is an unimportant work but the best I have to offer.” We accompany the Opener and the other figures – “Voice”, “Woburn” and “Music” – on their voyage towards an uncertain future full of doubt and coercion. Dublin-based Pan Pan Theatre, formed around Gavin Quinn and Aedin Cosgrove, sends us on a mysterious pilgrim trek around Düsseldorf, in costume and equipped with headphones. Beckett’s text speaks of a new beginning, of a battle between agony and progress. We hesitate, yet we go, slowly and together. Do we only hear a text? Or do we play a role therein? Will this conundrum be solved? Where do we arrive? When we all return to our starting point at the end of our journey, when the voices and the music in our heads have become silent, we have changed.