Morgen in Katar

4F / 7M, Casting may vary, at least 3F - 6M

The train has been on it's way for a while, when it comes to a sudden stop just before reaching Karlsruhe. Someone threw himself in front of the train. And inside the train the travelers who had been testy from the start, are waiting: The conductor comes by but knows nothing, the waitress sells champagne and Schnapps. As the level of alcohol rises, the discussions become more and more presumptuous.
Theresa Walsers' cast of characters, joined by destiny in this train compartment and getting drunk and drunker, is as diverse as could be: Edith, for example, is slightly sentimental and makes wild mental leaps. The architect has a toothache and dreams of the perfect building, that she, as she senses herself, will never build. The blonde woman likes to chatter and dreams of the desert. And Mr. Wuentrop has "signed off" from Germany and wants to build a Louvre in Qatar. Because "that's where the world of tomorrow meets".
In Morgen in Katar, Walser has created a comedy where time seems to stand still. Here, in this no man's land, the travelers confront each other with their plans and fears, with airy-fairy reflections and theories about life; and they create an absurd, yet funny melody of conversation. Has the train stopped just outside Karlsruhe or is it actually Qatar? One thing at least quickly becomes obvious: One would love to watch these characters a lot longer during their unscheduled stopover.

The play has been translated into:
Czech: Zítra v kataru; Spanish: Manana in Katar; Danish: I morgen i Qatar

Theresia Walser

Theresia Walser

Theresia Walser (born in 1967 in Friedrichshafen) was an actress and had her debut as a dramatist in 1997. Her play King Kongs Töchter (1998) was a considerable success and has had more than twenty productions. Theresia Walser was voted Best ...

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U: 2.3.2008 Staatstheater Kassel (Regie: Schirin Khodadadian)