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First Premiere in the Grüner Salon on 17 November: Calla Henkel and Max Pitegoff with News Crime Sports

Premiering this Friday, News Crime Sports is the first in a series of plays examining the rise and fall of a city written by Calla Henkel und Max Pitegoff for the Grüner Salon. News Crime Sports is set in a hazy past in which madness crashes like waves over the passengers on a cruise ship, while they attempt to fill the hours, weeks and years that seem to be over all too quickly. They pass Rimbaud poems around like herpes, and fantasize about a long lost social order.

The artist duo of Calla Henkel and Max Pitegoff have been collaborating for the past 10 years. Based in Berlin since 2008, they ran the Times Bar from 2011-12 (together with Lindsay Lawson), before opening the New Theater in a Kreuzberg storefront, where they presented original plays and guest performances from 2013-2015. Henkel and Pitegoff are curating the 2017-18 season programme in the Grüner Salon with weekly productions of their original plays, as well as concerts and other performances. Up-to-date information about upcoming programming will be published on

News Crime Sports
Friday, 17 November 2017, 9 pm (Premiere)
Additional Performances: 18, 23-25 November; 7-9 December
Volksbühne Grüner Salon
8 / 6 €

By Calla Henkel & Max Pitegoff
with: Agathe Bommier, Mia von Matt, Lily McMenamy, Leon Kahane, Theresa Patzschke, Elias Pitegoff, Sir Henry, and the voice of Silvia Rieger
Composition: Sir Henry, Katrin Vellrath
Costume Design: Ella Plevin
Choreography: Tarren Johnson
Trailer: Simon Baumann

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