“Jetlag” at the Rationaltheater
January 15, 16 and 17th 2019
Austrian author and artist Roland Hagenberg describes in 21 acts how to deal with dementia – from the point of view of a single mother in Munich and her son, who lives in Tokyo. Within a year, the mother suffers various stages of the illness, ranging from forgetfulness, denial and cover up to complete helplessness. The son regularly visits her. Every flight becomes a confrontation with himself. There are conflicts, reproaches, moments of despair and comfort.
“Jetlag” has autobiographical traits. Roland Hagenberg, who has been living in Japan for 25 year, describes not only the course of a deadly disease, but also a predicament of our time: “disproportionate distance,” as he calls it. “On the multicultural, interconnected, global level the world moves closer together. On the interpersonal it drifts apart. Conflicts arise within every family – at the latest when confronting old age, since sacrificing your time to care for parents puts your ability to compete at risk and therefore your income or even your own provision for old age in a market-oriented society.”
The recommendation of our fellow member Elizabeth who says, "The topic fits perfectly with the program meeting from November! It is a small theater, but the various staging techniques were very effective and unusual. I really enjoyed seeing it." If you are interested in seeing this play with some of your fellow members, look for an Evite to be coming around later this week.
"Einlass: 19:00 Uhr, Beginn: 20:00 Uhr, Eintritt 20 Euro
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