Spatz und Engel at the Renaissance-Theater Berlin, Germany, 2019. Trailer by Max Jackwerth
SPATZ UND ENGEL (THE ANGEL AND THE SPARROW)
by Thomas Kahry & Daniel Große Boymann
3 F / 2 M
The story about Marlene Dietrich’s and Edith Piaf’s friendship.
FRIENDSHIP – only few men understand the meaning of life.
FRIENDSHIP – is like motherly love, brotherly love, eternal love, a love dreamt of, a love longed for.
FRIENDSHIP – bonded more people than love.
FRIENDSHIP – precious and sacred. Friendship is most important for me.
Two of the most famous Divas of the 21st Century. Two of the biggest chanteuse of all time. Two women, more contrary than they can be at the same time: Herein a self-controlled, brittle beauty out of the Prussian middle class milieu, over there a passionate, little brat, who literally grown up on the streets of Paris.
As famous as Marlene Dietrich’s and Edith Piaf’s autobiographies may seem, the more remarkable it is, how their longtime, heartfelt friendship didn’t get abroad public awareness. Marlene was the one who delivered Edith the ominous message about the dead of her lover Marcel Cerdan. Few years later, Marlene not only organized Edith’s wedding, but became the maid of honor, too. As a symbol of deep gratitude, Edith granted Marlene an own interpretation of her La vie en rose. Edith’s final will even was to be buried with the golden cross she used to wear, which Marlene once gave to her.
The play THE ANGEL AND THE SPARROW focuses story wise on this friendship.
It initiates in New York of the late 1940s after Edith’s attempt to open up to a new American crowd leading up to failure at first. Suddenly Marlene enters her life. The immense contrarieties between them, combined with deep admiration for each other leads.
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