Die Optimisten

3F / 4M

A mixed ragbag of German holidaymakers gets stranded in Nepalese Lumbini. Conflicts caused by differences of opinion, competition and generation break out, but soon they have to focus on other problems – the hotel staff suddenly disappear and along with them, all food provisions. Next, a political economist travelling with the group is found dead in his room, the bus driver goes missing and a crate of weapons turns up. Roughly jerked out of cushy western European life, the travellers are faced with raw social reality and political developments that brutally fight back and, far away from home, mercilessly show them how alien they are – even to themselves.

The play has been translated into:
Finnish; Swedish

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: 22.11.2003 Schauspielhaus Bochum (R: Matthias Hartmann)