2F / 3M, for ages 12 +

David Gieselmann’s play sends an archetypal family (father, mother, daughter, son) on a journey of transcendental discovery. The son, in particular, is plagued by a feeling that he’s lost and lacks fulfilment. The gentle, passive approach of his parents isn’t much of a help in his search for a focussed and target-orientated new Weltanschauung. Initially, his sister refuses to take his problems seriously. Then he discovers an online community that preaches a crude mix of digital abstinence and familial unity. When one of the group plants himself into the family home, he provokes an array of reactions from the family’s members. The daughter discovers a spirit of resistance and revolutionary energy, while the son complies fully with the new philosophy, opening up a career pathway in the patriarchal hierarchy. But it is the family’s children who put an end to this nightmare just before the situation threatens to spiral completely out of control.

David Gieselmann

David Gieselmann

David Gieselmann (born in 1972 in Cologne) grew up in Darmstadt and studied playwriting in Berlin. Since 1999, Gieselmann has been writing plays and radio plays. In 1999 he was invited to the “International Residency of Playwrights” and ...

Plays by David Gieselmann

U: 18.03.2017, Theater Eisenach (Regie: Boris C. Motzki)