Sabine Harbeke

jetzt und alles
Auftragsarbeit für das Theater Basel
mind. 1 D, 1 H, bis zu 9 Personen
UA: 24.4.2009 · Theater Basel · Directed by: Sabine Harbeke und Martin Frank
“when i met her for the first time, i was still a virgin.
the second time i knew i wasn’t good enough for her.
about the third time i’ll talk later.
only when we met the fourth time was i ready. she had four children and a happy marriage.
the fifth time there was barely any time left.”
Thor and Lene, a boy and a girl, a man and a woman – a youth with so much future and a life full of memories.
What if…? One day, will I…? Why did I (not)…?

“Thor loves Lene. Lene loves Thor. … It’s a story old as time, but here, it’s told new and fresh and light. From their first encounter at the sickbed of the grandmother when they are nine and eleven, up to Lene’s death… How, you ask, is that supposed to work? With playful pretensions, as only theatre can make them. Nine actors… chatter and are silent and fight their way through life, making you laugh and cry. Everyone is Thor, everyone is Lene… that sounds confusing, but it’s as pearly clear as a glass of champagne. …
I want it all. And I want it now. The exuberant evening tells of the eternally new desires of young people. And the surprising way in which it does so is reminiscent of a beautiful quote by Jean-Luc Godard: “Every story has a beginning, a middle and an end. But not necessarily in that order.” This keeps the audience sharp during these swift 100 minutes.” (NZZ)