Die ganze Welt

[The Whole World]
2F / 2M

Holed up in their spacious apartment, Richard and Regina enjoy the togetherness of their lonesome seclusion. But since humans are condemned to be social, suddenly the neighbors Dolf and Tina appear at the door, armed with bottles of wine and cutlet platters – the beginning of a highly comical, anti-Strindbergian dance of death. Pointedly and in accurate detail, Theresia Walser and Karl-Heinz Ott observe what happens, when a classic “let’s talk it out”-couple meets two impassioned non-communicators. Opposing ideas of life clash, to a comical as well as haunting effect, but always with great abrasive force - and their ardent promoters engage in a slugfest, which eventually turns quite violent. “Walser / Ott develop an almost Thomas Bernhard-like lust for the musicality of sarcastic word play and openly engage the classical theme of marriage hell.” (Süddeutsche Zeitung)

Translations include
Catalonian: El món sencer
Spanish: El mundo entero

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 ...

Plays by Theresia Walser

Karl-Heinz Ott

Karl-Heinz Ott

Plays by Karl-Heinz Ott






U: 20.11.2010 Nationaltheater Mannheim (Regie: Burkhard C. Kosminski)