A Production of Theater Junge Generation
Visiting Hour is Over
"A meta-theatrical doll-massacre of the most sinister kind that gets under your skin.
Something which has not been experienced since Vegard Vinge's work at the Berliner Volksbühne.
A grandiose Grand Guignol - a generational and genre crossing surprise.."
Thomas Irmer, Theater der Zeit
In most shows, puppeteers bring puppets to life.
In Besuchszeit Vorbei, they kill them.
During one hour, more than 30 puppets are executed in cold blood in front,
and sometimes with the help of the viewers, who are forced to confront their role as witnesses to the horrors.
״Besuchszeit Vorbei״ is somewhere between a theatre show and a social experiment:
it allows us to examine the way social and moral conventions are formed, both in theatre and in our society.
The puppets, of course, never really die, as they were never alive to begin with,
and the real confrontation the show provokes is only inside the mind of the viewers.
History happens so fast.
We are only guests in it, here for a brief moment:
never really able to see the big picture or know how we should act,
until it is already too late.
Visiting hours are already over.
Enjoy the show.
Besuchszeit Vorbei / Visiting Hours are Over
60 Minutes. Without text (few lines in German
Review from FIDENA (German Language, contains spoliars)
A production of Theater Junge Generation, Dresden
Directed by: Ariel Doron
Patrick Borck, Christoph Levermann, Anna Menzel,
Vivianne Podlich, Uwe Steinbach, Ulrike Shuster
Stage and Costume design: Grit Dora von Zechau
Assistant Costumes (Puppet Costume design): Mai Aylon
Masks: Susanne Kotte
Dramaturg: Ulrike Leßmann
Puppet Design: TJG, Halle Puppentheatre
Photos by: Marco Prill, Jörg Sachse, FlowersAndSunsets Photography, Fotolito Photography, Heike Kupfer, Andy Fritzsche, Ariel Doron.
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