IV International Monodrama Festival THESPIS
12 - 19 November, 2004, Kiel / Germany

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17.11.04 | 20:00 | Schauspielhaus (big stage)

By Jon Fosse

With: Josef Bierbichler
Duration: approx. 60 min.
Language: German

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” society.
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.