A lovesong by Hakan Savaş Mican and Jörg Gollasch
1990 ff. Walls come down, systems break down, borders are redrawn and a boy from Neukölln falls in love with a girl from Marzahn. Cem’s mother Esma, a factory worker, has big plans for her son. She wants him to have a better life than she did. Gaby, a former GDR opera star, wants her granddaughter Lisa to sing in the world’s greatest opera houses. In Gaby’s dream, a love story with a “Mohammedan” does not occur. So Lisa and Cem embark on their own life journey, in a special city and at a time when many things are possible and many things will be decided. Love grows, but so do the protagonists. Lisa and Cem have to reorient themselves, break away from family traditions and seek connection to a completely new system for their dreams. After a decade, life and its constraints will have brought them to a point where there is no more togetherness.
The third part of Hakan Savaş Mican’s city trilogy BERLIN KARL-MARX-PLATZ is a singspiel about the disappearance of the workingclass and a declaration of love to many lost dreams of the 90s in Berlin.
With Alida Stricker, Hasan Hüseyin Taşgın, Rita Feldmeier, Berivan Mara Kaya and the musicians Peer Neumann (piano & accompaniment/study), Lukas Fröhlich/Fabian Engwicht (trumpet & cello), Natalie Plöger (double bass), Wassim Mukdad (oud), Lizzy Scharnofske/Philip Dornbusch (percussion) and Fabiana Striffler/Meike-Lou Schneider (violin).
Direction & text: Hakan Savaş Mican | Composition/Arrangements/ML: Jörg Gollasch | Dramaturgy: Holger Kuhla | Set design: Alissa Kolbusch | Videos: Sebastian Lempe | Director’s assitants: Sandra Heinzelmann, Seda Güngör I Set design assistant: Inga Aleknaviciute | Costume design: Marcus Karkhof
world premiere 9th October 2021