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Events 09 | 2014

Fri, September 9, 2014

A play by Yasmina Reza, presented by SpVgg Widrige Umstände
ZKM_Media Theater, 8 p.m., admission €9/7

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The Actors

Three friends, three biographies, a modern work of art and the crisis of a male friendship − that is „KUNST“. Though they couldn’t be more different, the friendship lasting over many years has kept Marc, Serge and Yvan together. However, one day the friendship that had evolved over many years, suddenly began to waver: The white picture − in Marc’s eyes “nothing” − acquired for a horrendous price, became the trigger for a violent argument. Yvan attempted to mediate between the two, and yet the situation escalated and disclosed the precariousness of apparently secure identities.

The play by Yasmina Reza is an intelligent comedy of relations for friends and enemies of modern art, and an entertaining insight into the essence of male friendships in middle age.

With: Rainer Furch, Christian Higer and Stefan Kiefer

Yasmina Reza
was born in Paris, in 1959: initially studying acting, she was then offered numerous engagements on stage. She began writing in 1987. Her first two plays received the prestigious MOLIÈRE theater prize. Her third play “Art” enjoyed worldwide success, going on to win awards, among others, the TONY AWARD and the LAURENCE OLIVER AWARD. “Art” was her breakthrough, and she advanced to become the most performed contemporary dramatist worldwide.

The Actors
Rainer Furch,
Born in Neuwied/Rhein, brought up in Kirn/Nahe, Furch studied German and English literature, and philosophy at the Johannes-Gutenberg-University Mainz, followed by studies in acting which he completed in Munich. He has been fully engaged for the last 2o years and in the Pfalztheater ensemble Kaiserslautern since 2001. He works regularly for TV/Film. He is speaker at SWR and SR. He writes his own plays and, as director, prepares them for premier performances. Rainer Furch is also author of numerous literary programs.
More at: www.furch-giese.de

Stefan Kiefer
completed his training at the Neue Münchner Schauspielschule. His first engagement led to him to the Städtische Bühnen Erfurt, in 1994. This was followed by fifteen years of fixed engagements at Theater Konstanz, the Oldenburg Staatstheater and, finally, the Pfalztheater Kaiserslautern. He has been freelance since 2009, and holds performances, among others, at the Grenzlandtheater Aachen, Theater Pforzheim, the Schauspielbühnen Stuttgart, at the Fritz Rémond Theater, Frankfurt, as well as the Festspiele in Heppenheim, Wangen and Bad Vilbel.
More at: www.st-kiefer.de

Christian Higer
After completing his studies in acting at the Konservatorium Wien, he was a permanent member of the ensembles at theaters in Memmingen, Linz, Konstanz and Würzburg. He worked on a freelance basis, among other things, at the Salzburg Festpiel, the Bayrische Staatsschauspiel Munich, Schauspiel Dortmund, and at the Deutsche Oper am Rhein, Düsseldorf. He became a permanent member of the ensemble at the Saarländische Staatstheater Saarbrücken in summer 2014. In addition to his work for the stage, he works for film and television (among other things “Tatort” Saarbrücken).
More at: www.christianhiger.de

- subject to change - photo: from left to right: Christian Higer (Marc), Stefan Kiefer (Yvan) and Rainer Furch (Serge)
© Natalie Forester, SpVgg Widrige Umstände


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