Staatsschauspiel Theater (Dresden)
Director - Ulrich Rasche
Duration - 3 hours 15 minutes with one intermission
Premiered on February 11th, 2018
In German with Russian subtitles
The performance which is based on "the cruelest book of the 20th century" about how the Second World War turns 10-year-old twin boys into cold-blooded murderers is staged in a very "innocent" manner without naturalism, typical for German theatre. It's due to the style of Ulrich Rasche: Bob Wilson's student became famous for his oratorio performances, and, unlike the teacher, assigns a supporting role to an impressive picture. In his works, the main character is a choir of actors, which pronounces (or even sings) the text in an incredibly musical and energising way. Ulrich Rasche is a major figure in German-speaking theatre with a recognisable directorial style, he is one of the directors whose performance is a "must-see" at least once in a lifetime to get an idea of a separate and self-sufficient theatre universe. "The Notebook" was staged at the Staatsschauspiel Theater in Dresden and was included in the Theatertreffen - 2019 10 Selected Productions list.
Video screenings of the performances from the programme of the German theatre festival Theatertreffen take place within the framework of the Year of Germany in Russia.