III International Monodrama Festival THESPIS
2 - 9 March, 2003, Kiel / Germany
symposium and workshop



Igor Karas – Moldavia

It is a story of a nondescript double bass player who works in the orchestra pit of the opera. He is preparing to go to work, the opening night of Rheingold, as he talks to the audience. What we see are the frustrations of "the little man", the laborer, as he sees himself, the nobody of the orchestra. The play is a delightful allegory of the downtrodden crying out to be heard, set in the elegant world of classical music. It is a story about the each of us: about human loneliness, about our fragile efforts to grasp happiness. Patrick Süskind's " Double-Bass" had its premiere in 1981, and is without doubt THE classic piece of the modern monodrama. The audiences all over the world love it. Igor Karas is an award-winning actor, successful both nationally and internationally.

Duration: 60 minutes (without a break)

Language: Russian

Friday, 07.03., 18.00, STUDIO IM SCHAUSPIELHAUS