Rain in Neukölln

by Paul Brodowsky
Direction: Friederike Heller

World Premiere

Taxi driver Karl-Heinz, the young Turkish-German model Hanife, her father Ibrahim, the party-girl Ella, Marten, a mysterious fox with a tooth ache, a sinister knife-grinder: these are the seven characters whom Paul Brodowsky, in his latest play, sends out into a sultry summer night in Neukölln. Hanife is driving Karl-Heinz out of his mind, and he in turn seeks advice from the lonely knife grinder. Ibrahim is looking for money for a long distance call home, Marten meets a talking fox and Ella discovers the smell of rain on cobblestones. The seven individuals wander aimlessly through their local area of Berlin's Neukölln, driven by nothing more than the desire to be seen. Their longing for intimacy unites them and will not let them rest this night.

Supported by the Kulturstiftung des Bundes.

Duration: ca. 65 minutes

(without interval)

Premiered on 5 March 2011 during F.I.N.D. 2011