“I don’t want realism. I want magic! I don’t tell the truth, I tell what ought to be the truth.” – that’s Blanche, a refugee of her past and an immigrant to a place where she has to fight for her survival.
Her desire for love, acceptance, but most of all for attention, leaves her looking for an audience – especially since she’s left alone in her own story. Blanche wants to enchant and become enchanted. And because there is no one left to play these games of hers, someone has to be invented. While Blanche is getting trapped in her own net of fantasy and illusion, she turns the audience into witnesses and conspirators, watching and subtly becoming part of her battle on truth and desires.
Blanche is based on the main character from A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee Williams. In the version by Lieberman and Strehl, a single character experiments with time, space and consciousness. Throughout, an abandoned Blanche exposes and transforms herself, vanishing from her own world into the world of her audience. The audience affects her decision and mirrors her acting. In return: the stage reflects what the audience projects, followed by a fascinating interplay of perception in which the boundary between reality and fantasy disappears.
- Fri, June 5, 2015 | 10pmMain Stage
Performed by Sabrina Strehl | Directed by Shlomo Lieberman | Scenography by Özgür Erkök-Moroder | Music by Eddie Mango | A Holzmarkt Production