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Michael Rettig

›Rückkehr nach Reims‹

Musical theater


Thu Nov 28 – SUN Dec 1 / 7 p.m.
Thu Nov 28 following audience talk

Joint price system 14 / 10 / 7 EURO, Kids & Teens up to 18 5 EURO, Bremen Pass EURO. No further reductions.
Phone 0421 520 80 70 or ticket@schwankhalle.de
​Box office opens 1 hour before performance starts

He hadn't seen his family in twenty years, when the French sociologist Didier Eribon returned to Reims for the first time again after the death of his father. This is the starting point of an unsparing autobiographical research endeavor dealing with sexual and social shame; with the milieu of workers in which he was raised and from which he fled as a young homosexual; with the academic context to whose language and spirit he adapted and in which he concealed his social background; with his own family members who proudly voted for the left in the past, but have resigned and now vote for the Front National. His research questions the rise of right-wing populism and does not dispense with critique of a left, which has become habitually and politically alienated from the working class. Michael Rettig stages ›Return to Reims‹ as a polyphone dialogue between an actor and five musicians.

In cooperation with the Institut Français, the chamber of employees Bremen and the Rosa Luxemburg Foundation.

Based on the book ›Rückkehr nach Reims‹ by Didier Eribon translated from the French by Tobias Haberkorn, published by Suhrkamp.