Franz Viktor Blumstock
    as Dealer (theatre youth club “Sorry, eh!”)
    Franz Viktor Blumstock
    as Dealer (theatre youth club “Sorry, eh!”)
    Nele Christoph
    as Kathi (theatre youth club “Sorry, eh!”)
    Nele Christoph
    as Kathi (theatre youth club “Sorry, eh!”)
    Albrecht Klinger
    as Pierre (theatre youth club “Sorry, eh!”)
    Albrecht Klinger
    as Pierre (theatre youth club “Sorry, eh!”)
    Lydia Mahler
    as Heike (theatre youth club “Sorry, eh!”)
    Lydia Mahler
    as Heike (theatre youth club “Sorry, eh!”)
    Benjamin Viziotis
    as Hauke (theatre youth club “Sorry, eh!”)
    Benjamin Viziotis
    as Hauke (theatre youth club “Sorry, eh!”)

    Ännie

    by Thomas Melle
    It has been two years since 16 year old Ännie has disappeared. Two years in which time has seemed to stand still. Because conversation still revolves around how this girl could have disappeared without a trace. A girl who had always been the talk of the town: Born out of wedlock, the product of an affair, raised by a single mother on the margins of society, she was considered a highly gifted genius. She was both an outsider and an object of fascination – and her inexplicable disappearance made her all the more so.
    The uncertainties of Ännie’s whereabouts lead the inhabitants of this place that time seems to have forgotten to the most divergent speculations: She went to war as an Islamist; no, she went underground as a neo-Nazi; no, she was the victim of a violent crime or maybe committed one herself; no, it was all staged and she is living quietly on a remote island, just like Elvis or Jim Morrison. 

    Even Fred, a former police officer who supposes himself to be Ännie’s biological father and has taken up the investigation privately, is unable to find the real reason for her disappearance. Because the memory fragments of her teacher, her dealer, her former classmate, her confused mother Romy or of Pierre, her then friend or lover (who can tell) sketch entirely contradictory portraits of this enigmatic girl.

    And so in her mystic absence, Ännie develops into an omnipresent projection surface for the characters surrounding her. They may not make any headway towards the truth with their speculations, but they reveal a great deal about themselves and their own abysms, their secret fears and their innermost longings.

    Thomas Melle, who writes prose as well as theatre plays and has won several awards, creates a polyphonous cosmos in “Ännie”, where the façades of what seems to be an unambiguous world conceal a complex system of parallel realities.

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    Premiere on October 19, 2018
    Leipziger Nachspiel

    Duration

    ca. 1:50, no break

    Cast

    Andreas Keller as Herr Fassbender / Rundmeister
    Annett Sawallisch as Frau Fassbender
    Franz Viktor Blumstock as Dealer (theatre youth club “Sorry, eh!”)
    Nele Christoph as Kathi (theatre youth club “Sorry, eh!”)
    Albrecht Klinger as Pierre (theatre youth club “Sorry, eh!”)
    Lydia Mahler as Heike (theatre youth club “Sorry, eh!”)
    Benjamin Viziotis as Hauke (theatre youth club “Sorry, eh!”)

    Team

    Playwright: Thomas Melle
    Director & Stage Designer: Yves Hinrichs
    Costume Designer: Marleen Hinniger
    Music: Franz Viktor Blumstock
    Video: Katharina Merten
    Dramaturg: Clara Probst
    Light Designer: Thomas Kalz

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