The seventh production by the Theater glassbooth is a stage adaptation of Fassbinder’s 1975 film of the same name. SATAN’S BREW (SATANSBRATEN) is a coproduction with the Theater im Depot, and its premiere on February 23, 2012 will open the comprehensive series of events in Germany marking the 30th anniversary of Rainer Werner Fassbinder’s death.
Fassbinder’s early foray into comedy explores the corruption of human relationships by power and egocentrism, and targets the pathological hubris of the brilliantly eccentric artist and the ridiculousness of the middle-class cult of stardom in the culture industry. Already hailed as a classic when it was released on film, SATAN’S BREW sent shockwaves through the West German cultural scene of the 1970s. It was the young Christoph Schlingensief’s favourite film, one that exercised a powerful influence on his own cinematic work and that he had wanted to remake right up until his death.
The Theater glassbooth is presenting its stage version of SATAN’S BREW in Dortmund on February 23/25, March 11, April 18 and June 10. Between these dates the play will also be staged at other locations in North Rhine-Westphalia, e.g. on March 9 in Bottrop at the Kulturzentrum August Everding, on April 19 in Gladbeck at the Neue Galerie, on April 22 in Oberhausen at the Theater an der Nieburg, on April 25 in Herten at the Glashaus and on May 16 and June 3 in Essen in the Zeche Carl.
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