by Marius Von Mayenburg, translated by Maja Zade
STORIES LIKE THESE
ATYP UNDER THE WHARF
DIRECTOR Luke Rogers
DESIGNER Lucilla Smith
LIGHTING DESIGNER Sian James-Holland
SOUND DESIGNER Nate Edmondson
PRODUCER Peter Gahan
STAGE MANAGER Angharad Lindley
POSTER Kurt Sneddon
PRODUCTION Phyllis Wong
Fireface was a Stories Like These production in association with ATYP Under The Wharf
★★★★ 1/2 - Arts Hub
“7/10... Engrossing... excellent design... strong performances” - Sun Herald
“Highly recommended” - SX News
“Challenging and dark... powerfully staged” - Alternative Media Group
“Beautifully rich play, this production is brilliant. The performances are superb and director Luke Rogers’ staging is a joy to watch” - Theatre Red
Whoever gets close, gets burned.
There’s something going on with Kurt and Olga.
Kurt loves Olga. Olga loves Kurt. They want to be together forever, without ever having to grow up and become like Mum and Dad. They’re just normal siblings trying to escape the endless humiliation of being a teenager.
But when Olga meets her first boyfriend, Kurt’s obsession turns to anger and his dangerous hobby threatens to burn their world to the ground.
This family is about to explode.
Marius Von Mayenburg (The Ugly One, Moving Target, Schaubühne's Hamlet), one of Germany’s most exciting playwrights, delves deep behind the façade of the family home to reveal a world filled with sexual desire, violent liberation and destruction.