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Press notes, 14 November 2017

The Volksbühne’s programme over the next six days features Dorian Wood, Robert Menasse, Sandra Hüller, P14, Alexander Kluge, Calla Henkel, Max Pitegoff, Anne Tismer, Morten Grunwald, Lorenz Just, Tangerine Dream, and The Horrors as well as the opening of the Interfilm Festival

Today the charismatic Los Angeles-based singer, composer and performance artist Dorian Wood presents his new album XALÁ (Atonal Industries, 2017) – in a concert at 8 pm in the Volksbühne Roter Salon. 16€.

On Wednesday, a current recipient of the German Book Prize will be read live and in its entirely for the very first time: Die Hauptstadt (The Capital) by Robert Menasse. Joachim Król, Silvia Rieger, Anna Maria Sturm, Anne Tismer and others will join the author in reading his work – all readers and times can be found here. The reading will take place from 6 pm until about 9 am on Thursday morning, beginning in the main theatre and then continuing in the Sternfoyer. Admission fees are as follows: 16/12€; 12/8€ (from 9 pm); or 5€ (from 5 am). At 5:30 pm Robert Menasse will be available to autograph books before the reading.

On Thursday (also Friday and Sunday), Lolita will nicht sterben. Eine Stückentwicklung (Lolita doesn’t want to die. A devised piece) debuts as this season’s first premiere from P14, the Volksbühne’s youth theatre under the direction of Vanessa Unzalu Troya – at 7 pm in the Volksbühne 3. Stock. 8/5€.

Also on Thursday (and Friday), the Volksbühne hosts a guest performance from Zürich’s Theater Neumarkt – Bilder deiner großen Liebe (Pictures of Your True Love), the last, unfinished novel by Wolfgang Herrndorf. Sandra Hüller, Sandro Tajouri and Moritz Bossmann bring this work to the stage as a concert in an adaptation by Robert Koall – at 8 pm in the Volksbühne Roter Salon. Both evenings are sold out.

On Friday at noon, the first installment of the weekly series Im Auge der Libelle (In the Eye of the Dragonfly) by Alexander Kluge goes online on Volksbühne Fullscreen as the digital venue’s second premiere – with four episodes right from the start. Volksbühne Fullscreen is free for everyone and forever.

Also on Friday (and Saturday) at 9 pm, the Volksbühne Grüner Salon celebrates its first premiere with News Crime Sports by Calla Henkel and Max Pitegoff -- featuring Agathe Bommier, Mia von Matt, Lily McMenamy, Leon Kahane, Theresa Patzschke, Elias Pitegoff, Sir Henry and the voice of Silvia Rieger. 8/6€.

On Saturday, the three Beckett one-act plays Nicht Ich / Tritte / He, Joe (Not I / Footfalls / Eh Joe) that were part of the opening last weekend are shown for the first time on their own. An artistic collaborator of Samuel Beckett's for many years, Walter Asmus directs actors Anne Tismer and Morten Grunwald in this unique production – at 7:30 pm in the Volksbühne Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz, with a pre-show talk at 6:45 pm. 11-36€, only a few tickets are still available.

Also on Saturday, the Volksbühne presents the book release of Der böse Mensch (The Evil Person) by Lorenz Just. Excerpts will be read by the author and Carolin Haupt, with Anne-Dore Krohn as host – at 8 pm in the Volksbühne Roter Salon. 8/6€.

On Sunday, the one-day Synästhesie Festival invades the Volksbühne with garage-rock, psychedelic-rock and new-wave bands like Camera, Jakuzi and The Horrors, as well as Tangerine Dream, a true legend of German electronica. 32/28€.

On Monday at 9 pm, the 33rd edition of the International Short Film Festival Berlin, Interfilm Berlin for short, opens in the Volksbühne. Interfilm will present more than 500 films from over 70 countries in the Volksbühne and other venues before it closes on 26 November. 10€.

Please contact the press office at or +49 (0) 30 24065 611 for press tickets and further information. Texts and photos can be found in our website’s press section.

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