Theatre Y is proud to present
(Or The Inner Ear)
by LUKAS BÄRFUSS
Translated by Neil Blackadder
Translation Funded by the Howard Foundation
Co-directed by Héctor Alvarez and Melissa Lorraine
November 1 - December 16, 2018 at The Ready
A couple has just split up, between them a child. Vera wants to go to Malaga for the weekend with her new boyfriend; Michael is due at a conference. The only available babysitter is hired quickly, despite countless red flags. Nevertheless, where there’s a will, there’s a way to soothe the voice of conscience. And once catastrophe is welcomed, it will not be governed.
Bärfuss tells stories that are related to our everyday lives but explore wide- ranging themes such as guilt, responsibility, individual fulfillment – funny, tragic, grotesque. Full of unexpected turns. Exciting. Bärfuss lets things start off like a piece of conversation and swell to a tragedy of Greek proportions.
- Andreas Klaeui, Frankfurter Rundschau
Playwright Lukas Bärfuss - born in 1971 in Thun/Switzerland, is one of the most successful contemporary German dramatists. His plays are performed throughout the world. His debut novel »One Hundred Days« was a huge success, nominated for the German and Swiss Book Prizes and translated into 15 languages. Lukas Bärfuss lives in Zurich.
Awards: Mühlheim Dramatist Prize (2005), Book Prize from the City of Bern (2005), Spycher Literature Prize (2007), Anna-Seghers Prize (2008), Mara-Cassens Prize for the best German debut novel (2009), Schiller Prize from the Swiss Schiller Foundation, Erich-Maria-Remarque Peace Prize (2009), Hans-Fallada Prize from the town of Neumünster (2010).
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