Maria Milisavljevic

Der Staub der Prärie
Ein Western von Maria Mili the Kid Milisavljevic
Auftragsarbeit für das Gerhart-Hauptmann-Theater Görlitz-Zittau
2 D, 3 H
UA: 04.03.2023 · Gerhart-Hauptmann-Theater Görlitz-Zittau · Directed by: Lisa Pauline Wagner
A barbershop and the endless expanses of the prairie:
It doesn't take much more to tell the story of the King family.
Charley King tries to keep himself and his family afloat with his shop in a nameless town somewhere far from the railway line, while his petty criminal brother Flint and his unemployed sister Sarah mix illegal booze called "Moonshine" in the back room.
Dust is stirred up when the sheriff John, Charley's only customer, learns that the mayor of the town wants to enforce a firearms ban. John fears a riot, and that's exactly what Flint plots with the involuntary help of Sarah and a box of dynamite. Because: "What's a man without his guns", as Mama King states in full agreement with her favourite son Flint.
The golden era of the American western is over, but its music, images and iconic characters have become an integral part of our imagination.
Good cops vs. bad guys, justice vs. the law of the jungle, culture vs. nature. In Maria Milisavljevic's play, written especially for the Gerhart-Hauptmann-Theater Görlitz-Zittau, the familiar Western clichés collide in an extinct small town and unleash a family drama with political implications - and a showdown. (Announcement Gerhart-Hauptmann-Theatre Görlitz-Zittau)


Der Staub der Prärie


Eine Mischung aus Shakespeare-Schlüssen und "Spiel mir das Lied vom Tod". Mit sichtlichem Behagen gespielt und dankbar angenommen.