Janna Ramos-Violante
Janna Ramos-Violante
© SLT / Christian Krautzberger
Janna Ramos-Violante
Janna Ramos-Violante
© SLT / Christian Krautzberger
Janna Ramos-Violante
Janna Ramos-Violante
© SLT / Christian Krautzberger
Janna Ramos-Violante
Janna Ramos-Violante
© SLT / Christian Krautzberger
Janna Ramos-Violante
Janna Ramos-Violante
© SLT / Christian Krautzberger
Janna Ramos-Violante
Janna Ramos-Violante
© SLT / Christian Krautzberger
Janna Ramos-Violante
Janna Ramos-Violante
© SLT / Raffael Holzinger
Janna Ramos-Violante
Janna Ramos-Violante
© SLT / Christian Krautzberger
Janna Ramos-Violante
Janna Ramos-Violante
© SLT / Christian Krautzberger

Girls & Boys

Dennis Kelly

Premiere: 24. Mai 2024 / Probenzentrum Aigen

Inhalt

The Salzburg State Theatre is building bridges and expanding its offering by introducing the International Theatre Salzburg. The objective of the International Theatre Salzburg is to bring professional English-language theatre to all generations of native speakers as well as local audiences.

An unnamed woman has a story to tell: about her husband, her work, her children. As her career soars, her marriage crumbles. The pulse-pounding play from Tony-Awardwinning playwright Dennis Kelly takes you on a journey that is at once hilarious, gripping, and heartbreaking.

“I met my husband in the queue to board an easyJet flight and I have to say I took an instant dislike to the man.” An unexpected meeting at an airport leads to an intense, passionate, head-over-heels relationship. A story of a „completely normal life“ that turns into a tragedy, a life that breaks apart because the father of the family does not know how to cope with his wife‘s success at work, her independence and the divorce that eventually follows. The couple lose themselves in the crisis, in the traditional gender images, overlooking the need of the other. “I don’t remember exactly when things with us started to go properly wrong – I just remember suddenly finding myself in it.”

The successful British author Dennis Kelly began working on Girls & Boys at Naples airport while waiting for a flight, like the character in his play. His stirring and captivating monologue was the natural consequence of thinking about the origins and effects of male violence. In his plays, Dennis Kelly looks deeply into the abysses of man and modern society. Violence runs through his monologue like a tripwire through grass. There’s the rumbling hostility of the airport queue, when a queuejumper can arouse vicious thoughts of revenge; there’s the childhood act of destruction — the meanness of trashing your sister’s toy. Silly, spontaneous, sullen. And then there is the act of violence so alien, pitiless and destructive that it defies comprehension, divides your life into a before and after, haunts you. Girls & Boys is a monologue that is as humorous as it is stirring and captivating. It will stay with you long after you have left the theatre.

Duration: 1h 30min

Ausgewählter Termin

Fr. 24.05.2024 19.30

Probenzentrum Aigen

Besetzung (am 24.05.2024)

Inszenierung Steven Stead

Dramaturgie Andreas Fladvad-Geier


Mit Janna Ramos-Violante

Pressestimmen

„Ein wahrlich fordernder Monolog, den Janna Ramos-Violante grandios meistert. Was als feministische Komödie beginnt, endet schließlich als erschütternde Tragödie. Der schleichende Übergang ist auch für das Publikum kaum wahrnehmbar und kommt völlig überraschend. Das von Steven Stead mit viel Gefühl in Szene gesetzte Stück zeigt erschreckend klar auf, wozu patriarchale gesellschaftliche Strukturen führen können. Ein beklemmender, aber wichtiger Theaterabend, den man nicht so schnell aus dem Kopf bekommt.“

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