HELGES LEBEN

Original titleHELGES LEBEN
CategoryPlay
AgegroupAdults
Cast11 total (6 F and 5 M)
Variable cast sizeNo
RepresentationNordic representation
TranslatorMaria Tellander
LanguagesSwedish

In the year 2004, animals have seized power from humans. For entertainment, they can order ‘ordinary human lives’ via Pay-per-View to watch at home. Tonight, “The Life of Victor” is on the programme. They watch his biography as if in jump cuts. Victor’s failure is not due to tragic strokes of fate, but due to something shockingly banal: his lack of courage to make decisions, his unkindness and dullness.

“This is a nasty, hilarious little fable in which social critique, cynicism, trendy jargon, and fake innocence parade garishly before us.” (Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung).

The play opened at Schauspielhaus Bochum, 2000.