Laura de Weck
«Lieblingsmenschen» (Peer Pleasures)
by Laura de
Translation by Simon Froehling
German Title: LIEBLINGSMENSCHEN
do you express yourself in the world of only 160 letters?
Is it poetry… or mindless chatter?
Is it communication… or isolation?
Is it reality… or just sms…
They are young. They are sexy. They are friends.
6 years ago, they went to school together. Now they
study for exams, and they party.
They make their plans, share their thoughts, and
express their feelings in the space of 160 letters in a cell phone short
know the plural of penis? Is it peni?
know, I have never seen two at once.
Anna studies Philosophy, after living together with her
boyfriend in a six year relationship, she asks herself:
am I missing something?
Lilly is afraid of her exam in Psychology, does that turn
her into an easy prey to the “hunters of the night“?
Let’s meet later
Julie is an acting student, with countless sexual
encounters with different men:
Why is everything so boring?
The 26 year old German/Swiss playwright Laura de
Weck draws a funny, contemporary and ultimately tragic portrait of her own generation. She finds a new
language, carefully listening to the reality of how today’s youth communicate.
LIEBLINGSMENSCHEN (2007), translated for the first time
into Russian by Teatr Pokoleniy is an amazing
success-story. It was one of the most-produced plays in the entire German-speaking
region last season. It has been
translated into English, Spanish and Swedish and was presented in a staged
reading in Tashkent.
In the footsteps of such great German realistic
drama writers, as Georg Büchner, Öden van Horvath or Franz Xaver Kroetz, Laura
de Weck closely observes the language of her peers and creates a free jazz
music of words and pauses, which makes you laugh while touching your soul.
is an actress and playwright and works at the renowned
Thalia-Theatre in Hamburg - the partner town of St Petersburg. No doubt the
youth of both cities have things in common.
Seeking a place in the world
for their own poetry
by the obstacles of language, speed, and technology
One of the coolest way to spend your evening at one
of the hottest locations of the entire city, smack in the mid of the town.
Lets meet at Thtr Pklny