Wir lieben und wissen nichts

(We love and know nothing)
2F / 2M

Two couples meet for an apartment exchange. Hannah will spend some time in Zurich to teach Zen classes to stressed-out bank managers. Her boyfriend Sebastian is supposed to accompany her. During that time Roman, a computer scientist, is moving into their apartment; his professional interest is to observe a satellite being launched into outer space. He has no idea yet that he has been laid off by the Swiss company he has been working for. Only his wife Magdalena knows, but she keeps quiet about it for now. Roman's ignorance is but one of the points of conflict around which the characters in Moritz Rinke's play revolve. Sebastian, a gloomy cultural historian, is very anxious about an imminent change of location: he is researching "high minded societies" and comes up against all the complications of the modern mobile world where, with the right password or pin code, you can access everything, except your own self. He immediately recognizes Roman, who is fanatic about technology and efficiency, as his archenemy. Magdalena on the other hand shares Sebastian’s feeling of unsettledness and feels almost magically seduced by his melancholia. And so smoldering relationship problems burst open, escalating into a battle of cultures, which even leads to the discharge of a loaded gun.


The play has been translated into:
Danish: Vi elsker og ved ingenting
Estonian: Me armastame ja ei tea midagi
French: Nous aimons et ne savons rien
Spanish: Amamos y no sabemos nada
Turkish Seviyoruz Ve Hiçbir Sey Bilmiyoruz

Moritz Rinke

Moritz Rinke

Moritz Rinke (born in 1967 in Worpswede) studied at Gießen University’s drama department and worked as a journalist in the following years. In 1995 and 1997 he was given the prestigious Axel Springer Award for his reportages. Several of ...

Plays by Moritz Rinke






U: 14.12.2012 Schauspiel Frankfurt (Regie: Oliver Reese)