Graz Alexanderplatz

Theater im Bahnhof (AT)

Of course, Graz doesn’t have much in common with Berlin. And there’s also no Alexanderplatz there, and the airberlin direct flight to the German capital has recently been discontinued. But for Theater im Bahnhof (TiB), which sees itself as a contemporary people’s theater and which from the very start has been examining Austrian identity between pop and tradition, their own home town has always been a model for the world – as Berlin was the “native soil of all my thoughts” for Alfred Döblin.

And so, the TiB ensemble wandered through its small Styrian big city, made observations, noted things down, wrote, made original recordings, minutes, and lists, during the day and at night. Parallel to this emerged the life story of a female counterpart to Döblin’s protagonist Franz Biberkopf. She also wants to get her feet back on the ground, despite all setbacks, and carry on, lead a decent life.
But what does that mean today: to lead a decent life? In light of corruption, political unreliability, and excessive demands, in consideration of panhandling bans, bans on alcohol, areas off limits to punks and guards? And all of this in a self-declared city of human rights? “Graz Alexanderplatz” playfully and sensitively poses the sad question about the possibility of living a right life in the wrong.


FRIDAY 05 JULY 07:30 PM Düsseldorf
Language DE with EN SURTITLES Schauspielhaus: Kleines Haus
SATURDAY 06 JULY 07:30 PM Düsseldorf
Language DE mit EN SURTITLES Schauspielhaus: Kleines Haus

Duration 120 Min


Direction: Ed. Hauswirth, Monika Klengel
With: Jacob Banigan, Juliette Eröd, Pia Hierzegger, Gabriela Hiti, Eva Hofer, Elisabeth Holzmeister, Lorenz Kabas, Helmut Köpping, Rupert Lehofer, Imre Lichtenberger-Bozoki, Martina Zinner
Monologues: Pia Hierzegger
City transcript: Barbi Markovic
Scientific assistance: Robin Klengel
Music: Imre Lichtenberger-Bozoki
Props and costume design: Johanna Hierzegger
Assistance props and costume design: Helene Thümmel
Technics: Moke Klengel, Martin Schneeberger

Theater im Bahnhof is funded by the Kulturamt der Stadt Graz, Kulturabteilung der Steiermärkischen Landesregierung and the Federal Ministry for Education, the Arts and Culture.