Karate-Billi kehrt zurück

3F / 6M,

Billi Kotte is free. Once he was a GDR decathlete and potential gold medalist, but then he was incarcerated just before the Olympic team took off for the games. He spent thirteen years in the psychiatric ward because of "strong suspicion of intention to defect". Now after Germany's reunification, he has been released, and has returned home - back to the same relatives and friends who had once denounced him. "With startling precision, Klaus Pohl has managed to intertwine the threads in which eventually all are caught... and connected in their criminal ways by bed and politics. By carrying it to grotesque, yet dramatically possible extremes, Pohl shows the citizens of a former GDR community being held in the grip of the sinister, at the same time narrow-minded and banal Stasi." (Theater Heute)

The play has been translated into:
English:Karate Billy Comes Home

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: 16.5.1991 Deutsches Schauspielhaus Hamburg (R: Klaus Pohl)