Hilke Bultmann, Klaus-Peter Nigey

Sommer der Liebe
Musik von Holger Kappus
5 D, 5 H, 2 Dek
UA: 28.04.2004 · Theater der Stadt, Koblenz · Directed by: Klaus-Peter Nigey
The “Ship to Bliss” in Petticoat und Minirock sailed through the economic miracle of the 50s and early 60s, which produced a well-fed (Western) Germany. Consumerism and fashion seemed the most popular subjects. But under the surface, things are seething, and soon it becomes obvious that the home-made mixture of denial of the German past and materialistic pressures will boil over.
And in the middle of the APO time, we meet the Krautkrämer family again: Renate, Egon and their daughter Heidemarie. The Krautkrämer family lives and works, sometimes peacefully, sometimes less so, on a campsite by the beautiful river Rhine. But it’s not just Heidemarie’s husband, Rudolf Petry, who causes turmoil. Permanent camper Pete, who as the former boss of “Building Construction Kassel” is a man of the world, and weekend holidaymaker Karin play their part in the general confusion as well. Last but not least, there are the young students who meet at the campsite to plan a political campaign, but also to find out what “free love” is all about.

The campsite isn’t the last stop for Egon, Renate, Heidemarie and the campers. The journey takes us to the 70s – the time of sit-ins, Emma, RAF wanted posters, joints, the oil crisis and the shemagh – but also the time of disco, Pril-flowers, flared trousers and platform soles. The Krautkrämers have ended up in a Frankfurt neighbourhood pub and, outside, one demonstration follows the other. The times are changing, and with them, so are the life goals of the characters.