[H]ART AM LIMIT

Utopeske One-Woman-Popcorn-Revue

Titanic Song abspielen Lied vom großen Tier abspielen

Die Schauspielerin und Komikerin, Sängerin und Poetin Anne Frütel
gibt einen Brecht-Abend, der gar keiner mehr ist. Denn, oh Mensch!
Die Zeiten haben sich geändert. Wo einst große Utopien an
fernen Horizonten leuchteten, irrlichtern heute die vagen
Glücksverheißungen des postideellen Zeitalters. Einfacher gesagt:
Heute träumt man nicht mehr von Brot für alle, sondern von Acidophilus-Kulturen für alle.

Dieser Abend anarchisch-kluger Chanson-Clownerie bleibt im Gedächtnis und macht denken, nicht zuletzt dank der Bühnenkraft
des blonden Einmeterachtzug-Unikums Frütel, vor dem nicht sicher,
nicht einmal die Zuschauer, denen sie mitten in der Vorstellung
eigenhändig Sektund Popcorn serviert.
Avantgarde-Kabarett, hart am Limit!.

Texte: Bertolt Brecht und Anne Frütel
Musik: Kurt Weill und Friends
Konzept, Darstellerin, Gesang: Anne Frütel
Uraufführung: 2004, Alte Studiobühne, Max-Reinhardt-Seminar.
Gastspiele: Club Ost, Wien 2006, Kulttour, Rathausplatz Wien 2007,
Englischsprachige Erstaufführung auf dem Prague Fringe Festival 2008

Kritiken

"Learning about the 20th-century German poet and playwright
Bertolt Brecht does illuminate some of Frütel’s points of reference,
even as she twists and transforms them. Wikipedia calls Brecht
“a vital participant in the aesthetic debates of his era —
particularly over the ‘high art/popular culture’ dichotomy.”
Likewise, Frütel seems passionate about exploring both
for this performance. She uses one to address the issues
of the other — particularly, looking at various ideas of
“utopia” over the decades. Onstage, her props are packed into
a shopping cart. The utopian points she tributes or deconstructs
are written on cardboard, resembling signs on the roadside.
So, she appears like someone abandoned by the cumulative let-downs
of these concepts.
The flag she waves quickly turns into a broom with which to sweep away
the debris of idealism. But Frütel does all this with remarkable humor.
She’s able to be goofy without looking selfconscious, holding your
attention rapt while symbolically banging a gong with her
head betweeneach number. With a wonderful voice, she sings
“Song about the demands of shaping,” “Ballad on a case of
dependency,”a Casio keyboard-enhanced version of
“Mack the Knife,” and many more.
They occasionally seem to veer more into the personal than political,
but one of her unspoken points may be that the two are never far removed.
[H]Art am Limit is the highly interesting work of an individual
with a lot to say. And I’ll leave the popcorn aspect of the performance
up for you to discover."
Rachel Shimp, Prague Post

“[H]art am Limit features an Austrian chanteuse and clown
whose magnificent voice persuades attendance even if the
avant garde physical nature of her show doesn’t.
A compelling performance despite – or because of – its oddness.”
Wendy Wrangham, Expats.cz

Das Interview mit Herrn Kurt Weill

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