Caren Jeß

Der Popper
2 D, 3 H
frei zur UA
It's about sex and drugs, about fear of attachment and the need to belong, it's about sausage and purple living room walls. The popper reminisces about the 80s, "we were always chic to go into the clubs - I was a popper", he explains. Meanwhile, he's worse for wear, mentally and physically, and when he opens a can of beer and bites into a sandwich, a heart attack rips him out of life. But his ghost remains in the old apartment, which is quickly revived - by Florentin, Justin and Ixix, who indulge in a fancy lifestyle that doesn't rely on moral integrity, no, it's supposed to rock! For Justin, however, this lifestyle is a source of financial hardship, and so he takes on a job with the woman butcher across the street, who tells of crude fantasies and yet retains a pragmatic view of the course of events.
Der Popper is a play about an experienced crash and a threatening one. With humour and curiosity, the text approaches the abysses it negotiates.

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Caren Jeß

Caren Jeß erhält den Stückepreis im Rahmen des Else-Lasker-Schüler-Dramatikerpreises 2020

11.11.2019
Der mit 5.000 Euro dotierte und mit der Uraufführung am Pfalztheater Kaiserslautern verbundene erste Stückepreis geht an Caren Jeß für ihr Stück DER POPPER. In der Jurybegründung heißt es:   "Caren Jeß hat mit DER POPPER ein Stück vorgelegt, das mit einer kräftigen theatralen Bildsprache die Geschichte eines erlebten und eines drohenden ... mehr