The Life of Insects

The Life of Insects

by Viktor Pelewin

A darkly humorous story set in a crumbling Black Sea resort, featuring a cast of characters who exist simultaneously as human beings (racketeers, mystics, drug addicts and prostitutes) and as insects.

Victor Olegovich Pelevin is a Russian fiction writer. His books usually carry the outward conventions of the science fiction genre, but are used to construct involved, multi-layered postmodernist texts, fusing together elements of pop culture and esoteric philosophies. Some critics relate his prose to the New Sincerity and New Realism literary movements. (Wikipedia)

Starring: Patrick Berg (Sam/Dima), Martin Schwartengräber (Mistkäfervater/Mitja), Oliver Meskendahl (Arthur/Major/Ameise), Magdalena Helmig (Marina), Maria Goldmann (Natascha), Greta Kemper/Leander Kubillus (Children)

Adaptation Alexander Frank
Directed by Alexander Frank
Stage & Costume Design David Gonter
Choreography Günther Grollitsch

Theater Osnabrück
Großes Haus, Spielzeit 2013/14

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