Die schöne Fremde

(The Beautiful Stranger)
3F / 6M

In America, Mirjam had been warned by her mother: "Germany is beautiful. If it weren't for the Germans." But Mirjam falls in love with a German of all people, and travels to Berlin to join him. Her train gets stuck near Buchenwald, and she ends up alone in a hotel bar in Weimar. Here she encounters xenophobia, violence, and Nazi ideology. The loudmouth regulars get their kicks out of assaulting a young Polish guy, who subsequently dies. Then they turn on the "beautiful stranger". Unexpectedly, she goes on the offensive, but must find out in the process that they don't care about justice. This also complicates her relationship with her German partner: They cannot see each other as individuals anymore, but as the progeny of a tradition of victims and offenders.

The play has been translated into:
English:The Beautiful Stranger

Klaus Pohl

Klaus Pohl

Klaus Pohl (* 1952, Rothenburg ob der Tauber) trained as an actor at the Max-Reinhard-Seminar. In 1976 he became a full-time member of the acting company of the Deutsches Schauspielhaus in Hamburg. His first play Da nahm der Himmel auch die Frau was ...

Plays by Klaus Pohl






U: 12.5.1991 Ruhrfestspiele Recklinghausen (R: Johannes Klaus)