THE TRUTH ABOUT THE KENNEDYS
John Fitzgerald Kennedy. JFK _ Initials that are deeply ingrained in our collective psyche. They stand for hope and for a new political culture, but also for tragedy, corruption, the Mob and Marilyn Monroe... The assassination of JFK in Dallas in 1963 was followed five years later by the equally tragic killings of Martin Luther King in Memphis and JFK's younger brother Bobby Kennedy in LA.
On the basis of numerous biographies, press cuttings and eyewitness accounts, nine characters set out in search of the truth underlying these fateful events, as they endeavour to unravel the scarlet thread through the 160-year "history" of America's "first family"; an epic of Greek proportions and grandeur.
Opening Night, 4 September 2009, at the Thalia Theater Hamburg
in collaboration with the Hochschule für Musik und darstellende Kunst Frankfurt/Main und der Goethe-Universität Frankfurt/Main.
Cast: hans kremer, bibiana beglau, bernd grawert, christina geiße, sandra flubacher, oda thormeyer, andré szymanski, rafael stachowiak, nadia schönfeldt
text: marion tiedtke, malte ubenauf & luk perceval
direction: luk perceval
scenography: annette kurz
costumes: ilse vandenbussche
lighting design: mark vandenesse
dramaturgy: malte ubenauf & marion tiedtke
video: philip bußmann
music: lothar müller