Väter und Söhne
Fathers and Sons
by Brian Friel after Ivan Turgenev
Stage Director Daniela Löffner
Dramaturg David Heiligers
Marcel Kohler · Alexander Khuon · Helmut Mooshammer · Oliver Stokowski · Bernd Stempel · Katrin Klein · Lisa Hrdina · Franziska Machens · Kathleen Morgeneyer · Elke Petri · Hanna Hilsdorf · Markwart Müller-Elmau · Benjamin Radjaipour
recordet at Deutsches Theater Berlin, 2016
Video Director Catharina Kleber
Arkady and Bazarov, two young students, return to the provinces for the summer. They are both very sceptical of the society of their times. Their activism has the sole purpose of creating the world anew. Where do you draw the line between inner revolt and superficial conformity, between steadfast defiance and compromise?
Fathers and Sons shows the growing divide between two generations, portraying the eternal conflict between the young and old and the contrast between change and preservation. It is a story of personal aspirations and legacies.
Invited to Theatertreffen festival in Berlin, 2016
“This is a marvellous example of no-nonsense theatre, and we spectators are guests at this festival.” Berliner Morgenpost
“Daniela Löffner is a director who, just like the author Turgenev, is not an ideologue, but a clear-sighted observer blessed with a knack for philanthropic satire. Her sensitive, precise and often comic portrayal is centred entirely on multifaceted, unusual people who are tangled up in their emotions and leave the audience spellbound. Dramatic theatre of the highest order: the director Daniela Löffner staged an enthralling evening at the Deutsches Theater in Berlin.” Süddeutsche Zeitung