Der blaue Würfel

[The Blue Cube]
4F / 3M

When the Horst family inherits vast sums of money, they invest it in a way they feel sure will bring bounteous dividends. Their plan is say goodbye to their middle class existence, and hello to a new upper class lifestyle. They buy a new house, employ full-time advisers, and even purchase a title of nobility. The Von Horsts want to enjoy their new-found wealth. But then a blue cube appears in their flat, together with Bob, who is obviously from a parallel universe. He looks like a prototypical teenager from the 1980s and scares the daughter of the Von Horst family by telling her of a time when people weren’t tranquillised using pills that also cause repetitive behaviour and hallucinations. The cube becomes a threat to the peaceful idyll of their neighbourhood.

David Gieselmann’s play is a »quirky satire of a brave new world« (Darmstädter Echo) in which hysteria has become systematised. And the advancing sense of insanity doesn’t stop at the Von Horst’s doorstep.

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

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