The mating of the human species in the urban centers of the western hemisphere has become quite complicated. The deregulation of neoliberal modernism finally unleashed a marriage market in the early 21st century, and today the selection of potential partners for both casual and serious relationships has become complex and infinitely promising. The intoxication of love, our ultimate utopia, has been transformed into a hotly contested market. And when love is found, the real work begins: both in the relationship and within the individuals involved.
Where can we find the intoxicating emotions, the all-consuming passion, which can give sense and depth to the life, this transcendent experience that surpasses our everyday existence? Can the secret longing for the limitation and loss of control of the self only fulfill itself systematically in the noise of consumption, work, or the stock exchange? Has our hard-won autonomy and self-responsibility as modern individuals become a curse? (Düsseldorf Theater)
1 D, 2 H, 3-12 Personen
UA: 14.04.2012 · Düsseldorfer Schauspielhaus · Directed by: Falk Richter
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