VOLKSBÜHNE
Berlin
Today Is Tomorrow
Calla Henkel and Max Pitegoff
>> gruener.salon

Drama

Empathy is a fallen empire. RIP. No one could handle their nightly strolls bombarded by neighbourhood goldfinches screaming about pesticides and their demented children born from tissue-paper-thin eggs... I understand the jumpers and sleeping-pill swallowers. It was too much to listen to the family dog rattle on about his heartbreak from his balls being chopped off, his yearnings for a family of his own, his insecurities with his weight... more emotional labour to process... Oh yes, I understand Joan of Arc's last words to the judge: Light your fires.

Today Is Tomorrow follows a TV news channel and its anchors as they navigate the contested truths of this loud and absurd planet.

No entry after the play starts!

Cast

With: Lily McMenamy, Mia von Matt, Sir Henry, Ann Göbel, Preston Chaunsumlit

Choreography: Tarren Johnson
Music: Katrin Vellrath, Sir Henry
Stage and Costume Design: Nadja Sofie Eller, Calla Henkel, Max Pitegoff


Grüner Salon

In the current season, the Grüner Salon becomes the main character in a series of evenings organised by Calla Henkel and Max Pitegoff. The bar has been doubled and costumed, turning the space into its own backdrop, where artists, writers and musicians present original performances and concerts that unfold in a loosely serial way.

The doors open one hour before the performance starts.

The Grüner Salon is ticketed only for plays and performances and remains open afterwards for ticket-holders and non-ticket-holders alike.

media

> Play II Pause
00:00
sound on sound off
00:

Past Activities

CONCORDE: Saturn Returns

Flight’s boarding. A voyage of discovery of sorts. A funny mix of people on board. A bit like a wedding: some old people, some new people, some artists I’d rather avoid. 'Scuse me … 'scuse me ... you don’t look like anyone famous at all. Please make your way to the exit. Oh hello, are you a skunk? Oh you're a DJ, aren’t you. O M Goya, Henry VIII is such a glutton quaffing on that champagne, slurring his words like Saturn devouring his sons. Oh and he has Elizabeth I and Sir Walter of Vapealot in tow. Can’t blame them all for skipping down the gangplank, that divorce is a M E S S. Oh looky, there’s some popstars. I’m sat back here with the great unwashed, some punks near me. They smell like death. Henry! Off with their 'eads! That one’s a real mind-detonator. It’s all getting very mad here in the mad room. Speaking of outrage, if this bloody plane doesn’t take off within the next ten minutes I’m gonna have to pop a zanny. Really, are they playing "Candle in the Wind"? A bit sinister before take off, innit?

CONCORDE: Saturn Returns is a redux of CONCORDE, which premiered at Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo, in October 2017. It charts the journey of the iconic supersonic jet as it hosts a crew of celebrities and art stars on the edge of the atmosphere. Georgia Gardner Gray's previous theatre pieces include Precious Provincials (Kunstverein in Hamburg, 2017) and Schaumstoffladen (Acud Macht Neu, 2016) and DD Mood (New Theater Berlin 2015).

Image: Enver Hadzijaj

Cast

With: Steven Warwick, Joseph Geagan, Max Pitegoff, Calla Henkel, Georgia Gardner Gray, Tara Khan, Michele Di Menna, Britta Thie

Script: Georgia Gardner Gray, Steven Warwick
Director: Georgia Gardner Gray

Grüner Abend: Möbelkammer

In the depths of the Volksbühne, between pianos, benches, lecterns, chairs, tables and sofas there has always has been and will always be music. Sometimes it's out of key, but that's not the point. Finding joy and pleasure in making music among coworkers has a long tradition here. There have been many evenings, many songs, many people, arguments, love, happiness, tears. Making music brings people together. Our non-professional band, playing with feeling under the beating pulse of the wheel that has not stopped turning.

Möbelkammer is Volksbühne's house band, named after its furniture storage room – a place where a lot of stuff is stowed away, some of it as old as the hills but some of it brand new. This is their first standalone public concert.

With: Eike Grögel, Anke Marschall, Fee Aviv Marschall, Antje Schulz, Yvonne Schulz, Sir Henry, Jan Wüstenberg

Concert: Lyra / Bendik Giske

In this intimate concert, saxophonist Bendik Giske and singer Lyra Pramuk will explore the raw expressive potential of their own voices as instruments, their instruments as voices. The evening will blend solo material with collaborative play, with works both acoustic and electronic, in a reverberating arc of experimental song and storytelling.


Bendik Giske photography by Florian Hetz
Lyra photography by Richie Shazam

Abonnement Lyrique No. I

abonnement lyrique no. I
- hector berliozzz -
is the first in a series of classical concerts in the Grüner Salon staged and organised by Michael Kleine. The programme begins with the classic duo set-up, featuring dramatic soprano Vera Maria Kremers and Roman Lemberg on the piano, and it focuses on the work of Hector Berlioz, as a representative of the extreme Romanticism of 19th-century France.

abonnement lyrique continues throughout the 2017/2018 season. Musicians come together in various combinations, and each evening explores a different genre, epoch, performance context or function of music, encompassing entertainment, religion, education or symbolising social prestige. The programme includes performances of Romantic chamber music, early Baroque madrigals accompanied by an Organo di legno, and sung liturgies from the late Middle Ages. All of the concerts in the series take place within a scenario and setting designed by Michael Kleine.

16.12
17.12
18.12
19.12
20.12
21.12
22.12
23.12
24.12
25.12
26.12
27.12
28.12
29.12
30.12
31.12
01.01
02.01
03.01
04.01
05.01
06.01
07.01
08.01
09.01
10.01
11.01
12.01
13.01
14.01
15.01
16.01
17.01
18.01
19.01
20.01
21.01
22.01
23.01
24.01
25.01
26.01
27.01
28.01
29.01
30.01
31.01
01.02
02.02
03.02
04.02
05.02
06.02
07.02
08.02
09.02
10.02
11.02
12.02
13.02
14.02
15.02
16.02
17.02
18.02
19.02
20.02
21.02
22.02
23.02
24.02
25.02
26.02
27.02
28.02
01.03
02.03
03.03
04.03
05.03
06.03
07.03
08.03
09.03
10.03
11.03
12.03
13.03
14.03
15.03
16.03
17.03
18.03
19.03
20.03
21.03
22.03
23.03
24.03
25.03
26.03
27.03
28.03
29.03
30.03
31.03
01.04
02.04
03.04
04.04
05.04
06.04
07.04
08.04
09.04
10.04
11.04
12.04
13.04
14.04
15.04
16.04
17.04
18.04
19.04
20.04
21.04
22.04
23.04
24.04
25.04
26.04
27.04
28.04
29.04
30.04
01.05
02.05
03.05
04.05
05.05
06.05
07.05
08.05
09.05
10.05
11.05
12.05
13.05
14.05
15.05
16.05
17.05
18.05
19.05
20.05
21.05
22.05
23.05
24.05
25.05
26.05
27.05
28.05
29.05
30.05
31.05
ʌ
v
This website uses cookies. You can read more about cookies in our disclaimer. > Morex