ER. SIE. ES.
von Karen Köhler
3 f – 3 m; for age 14 +; first produced at Badische Landesbühne, 24.09.2016 (Directed by Joerg Bitterich)
HE meets HER: a park bench, exaggeratedly jokey remarks, tentative edging closer, insecurity, a kiss. And soon more than that: three voices for him, three for her. A six-voice chorus delivers a blow-by-blow exchange of opinions on first romance and first-time sex. Positions – personal and physical – change quickly, as do Facebook statuses, unfortunately. IT is what it’s all about. In language that is sometimes shy and full of longing, sometimes crude and aggressive, the dialogues of these teenagers revolve around the topic of doing IT, of having sex.
This is stirring stuff that sets the blood racing: sex makes the body the centre of attention, focuses on its needs and desires. But there are many different angles to sex drive, some of them dark. Our desires can be frightening and sometimes lead to feelings of shame given that society’s norms can be a strong opposing force. She loves him. He loves her. She loves her, he him. He is she. She is he. What is right? What is wrong? Who are we and how do we find each other?
We follow the two – or six – young people caught up in their first sexual desires and confusions. Love comes in many versions. Karin Köhler shows us some of them – with delightful directness, empathy and, above all, great humour.
Besetzung: 3 Dame(n) , 3 Herr(en)
Alter: empfohlen ab 14
Uraufführung: 24.09.2016, Badische Landesbühne, Bruchsal (Regie: Joerg Bitterich)