Ein Stück in neun Szenen
Bearbeitet von Erik Schäffler
2F / 3M

A man buys a mobile phone and starts receiving calls intended for someone else, and after a brief moment of hesitation, he begins to play around with the other’s identity. From one day to the next, a famous actor no longer receives any calls, as if someone had usurped his life. A writer takes two trips in the company of a woman, whose biggest nightmare is to be featured in one of his stories; while a deranged Internet blogger desires nothing more than to be the hero in a novel. A new-age guru with a world wide following loses his composure, of all things, when he is confronted by a mother superior looking for help; an author of crime novels goes missing on her voyage across central Asia; an old lady, facing death, quarrels with the author who invented her; and a department manager at a giant wireless company loses his mind and job because of his double-life between to wives.
Nine episodes, which one by one fit together into a bigger picture: a shrewd game of reality and fiction; a text about fame and fading away, truth and deception.

Daniel Kehlmann

Daniel Kehlmann

Daniel Kehlmann was born in Munich in 1975. His works have won the Candide Prize, the Literature Prize of the Konrad Adenauer Foundation, the Doderer Prize, the Kleist Prize, the WELT Literature Prize and the Thomas Mann Prize. His novel Measuring ...

Plays by Daniel Kehlmann

U: 08.07.2010 Festspiele Reichenau (Bühnenfassung und Regie: Anna Maria Krassnigg)
DE: 26.10.2017 Theater im Zimmer, Hamburg (Regie: Erik Schäffler)