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We all know the ancient tale of the boy who ignored his father’s warnings and flew too close to the sun. But do we really? The tale we think we know has been twisted and altered at the tyrannical hands of King Minos and his followers. It’s about time to shed some light on what really happened.
On May 25 and 26, the Berlin International Youth Theatre Ensemble will reveal the true story of Icarus to you (according to their sources) in the form of the original play Feathers in the Fire.
While King Minos wages his ugly war, a small but not insignificant group of teenage resisters plans a deadly rescue mission. Two important members, Iris and Icarus, are the strong-willed offspring of Daedalus, who happens to be the king’s favorite designer of weapons of mass destruction.
In addition to the usual family conflicts, this really is a recipe for disaster.
Our story, however, really begins on Mount Olympus, hanging out with the gods, useless, vain and bored out of their minds. A dangerous combination.
Using epic storytelling, elements of the Greek chorus and physical theater, the BIYT Ensemble, featuring actors between the ages 14 and 19, reboot this ancient myth as a sneakily humorous yet visceral and haunting tale that strays wildly (and joyously) from all of the versions we’ve heard before.