Verlag für Kindertheater

Verlag für Kindertheater

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von Reihaneh Youzbashi Dizaji

Rabbit Country

1m & 1f (doubling); a classroom play for age group 7+; first production:  Comedia Köln, 16.02.2013 (Manuel Moser) 

Sara is hanging around after school. She doesn’t feel like going home, because her parents will either be out, having a row, or eating awful health foods from the organic shop. Sara hates those healthy brown bagfuls – she likes chips! Ayhan is no hurry either, because at home he has to look after his brothers and sisters. He finds family life generally miserable, because the women always wear headscarves and his dad can’t speak German. Ayhan hates always being the odd man out. And so cautiously Sara and Ayhan approach one another, and make a game out of their likes and dislikes. In the short time between the end of school and making their way home, they discover similarities as well as differences between them. They then invent a world of their own, in which they are no longer boy and girl, German and Turk, but rabbit friends in Rabbit Land. But then Sara’s parents move house again, as they always do just when she’s made some friends – this time it’s to Berlin, a long way away. And so Ayhan is left alone in Rabbit Land – until Hamid arrives.

The crisp, fast-moving dialogues appear spontaneous and childlike, but at the same time they are very cleverly shaped and patterned. They are always to the point, and yet they leave enough space for imaginative games. Thus the play opens up different approaches to the themes of integration and culture beyond stereotype images and attributes. Above all, Sara, Hamid and Ayhan are three children who are willing to see one another as they really are, rather than looking for reflections (or negations) of themselves, and who simply want to find a friend with whom they can gaze together into the future.




Besetzung: 1 Dame(n) , 1 Herr(en) , Doppelbesetzung
Alter: empfohlen ab 7
Uraufführung: 16.02.2013, Comedia Köln (Regie: Manuel Moser)

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