Roland Schimmelpfennig

Peggy Pickit sieht das Gesicht Gottes
Teil der Africa Trilogy
Auftragsarbeit für das Volcano Theatre in Toronto
2 D, 2 H
UA: 15.06.2010 · Volcano Theatre, Toronto · Directed by: Liesl Tommy
DSE: 19.11.2010 · Deutsches Theater Berlin · Directed by: Martin Kusej
The play begins with a married couple arriving at another couple’s house for a reunion. All four were best friends at medical school. All are now 41. Two have just returned from crisis work in Africa –escaping a particularly violent flare-up. They have been gone for six years. The other two stayed at home, had a child, and made a lot of money. Each couple looks at the other with envy. Both marriages are in trouble. The returning couple left behind a local child in Africa that the other couple was sponsoring.
The evening turns into a post-colonial version of Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf . Accusations, pain, anguish and bitter comedy are used to explore damage/guilt in the West.
Part of THE AFRICA TRILOGY- Commissioned and produced by VOLCANO THEATRE, Toronto
Translated into: Catalan, Czech, Danish, English, French, Polish, Slovenian, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish