Der Streik

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A Musical by Nicolas Stemann after Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand

“The capitalist economic system demands this ruthless dedication to the vocation of making money.” (Max Weber) – Since Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand was published in 1957, people claim that it is the most-read book in the USA after the Bible. As a prophet of neoliberalism, Rand describes how – of all people – the elite, the wealthy and powerful, use the traditional tools of the political left and go on strike. The key players in the economy withdraw, disappear from social life – and are suddenly simply not there anymore. And it is one single woman who tries to unravel the reasons behind this retreat. In this epoch defining work, Rand outlines an implacable work ethic that believes in perpetual growth and views solidarity as disruptive inconvenience. As an old woman, Ayn Rand had to fall back on the services of the welfare state (even if she did so under a false name), but as a fifty-year-old, she wrote a novelistic profession of faith for the self-proclaimed meritocratic elite, and in so doing propagandised in favour of a strictly hierarchical social order. Who actually defines the moral standards that individuals then base their actions on? Do human beings shape the system or does the system shape human beings? In his first production for the Schiffbau-Halle, Nicolas Stemann asks himself whether solidarity is a one-way street, and what it is exactly that holds a society together. Or indeed, lets it fly apart.

 

With Alicia Aumüller, Thelma Buabeng, Sachiko Hara, Thomas Kürstner, Kay Kysela, Daniel Lommatzsch, Felix Loycke, Florian Loycke, Matthias Neukirch, Burkhard Niggemeier, Sebastian Rudolph, Sebastian Vogel, Hipp Mathis, Kurt Blum (Statisterie), Vlora Mulaku (Statisterie), Jutta Trautmann (Statisterie), Denise Wintsch (Statisterie), Amine Yakoubi (Statisterie)
Staging
Nicolas Stemann
Composition
Nicolas Stemann, Burkhard Niggemeier, Sebastian Vogel, Thomas Kürstner
Musical conduction
Burkhard Niggemeier
Set Design
Jelena Nagorni
Costumes
Marysol del Castillo
Video
Claudia Lehmann
Light
Rainer Küng
Choreography
Evelina Stampa
Puppets
Das Helmi
Puppeteering
Felix Loycke, Florian Loycke
Dramaturgy
Katinka Deecke, Laura Paetau
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Audience Development
Marco Jenni
Drama Teacher
Katarina Tereh
Production assistant
Leila Vidal-Sephipha
Set design assistant
Ann-Kathrin Bernstetter
Costume assistant
Iva Ivanova
Vieo assistant, Live-Video
Yannik Böhmer
Production trainee
Nadine Erne, Kirill Tscheluchin
Set design trainee
Margarete Albinger
Costume trainee
Ondrej Graf
Video trainee
Emanuel Hohl
Dramaturgy trainee
Désirée Wenger
Stage manager
Dayen Tuskan
Soufflage
János Stefan Buchwardt
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  • 3 hours, incl 1 break
  • Swiss premiere: 12. January 2020, Schiffbau-Halle
  • Recommended age:16 and above
  • 🛈 Introduction 30 min before the play on 14.01., 16.01., 17.01., 18.01., 20.01., 07.02., 11.02., 13.02., 14.02., 18.02., 20.02., 22.02. and 24.02.

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