17.11.04 | 20:00 | Schauspielhaus
THE GUITAR MAN - Germany
With: Josef Bierbichler
Duration: approx. 60 min.
In The Guitar Man, an old singer unfolds his life
to his only companions – the audience. Day in, day out
he stands in ‘his’ underpass, plays the same songs
and tells stories from his life. His monologue concentrates
on the things that gave him a push and made him a satellite.
He is a loner who moves on the fringes of “ordinary”
Jon Fosse is surely the most-staged Norwegian dramatist since
Henrik Ibsen. The human habitat of his plays is a world of people
who are lonely on their own or together. But when their walled-in
voices break through suddenly, the effect is eloquent and unforgettable,
for they know or at least wonder about more of our common humanity
than its loneliness.
The famous actor, Josef Bierbichler was three times “Best
Actor of the Year” in Germany. He worked with Herbert
Achternbusch, Peter Zadek, Claus Peymann, Christoph Marthaler
and Chrisoph Schlingensief. His potrayal of Bertolt Brecht in
Jan Schütte’s Parting is only one of many highlights
in his movie career.