Leonce and Lena

Leonce and Lena

German State Theatre Timișoara (RO)

For a long time, „Leonce and Lena”, the melancholic comedy about two young people who cannot find their place, was considered a failure. It was blamed for the lack of action and the absence of a classic construction. The fact that someone had difficulties with himself like those stated by Leonce – „Oh, if only someone could be someone else. Just for a minute.” -, the fatigue of the world, which makes the two protagonists soul-related beings, contradicted the already existing image of the human face at the time. Leonce and Lena were two strangers in an irrational world, where only irony and self-irony could still offer consolation. Their melancholy derives from the lack of illusions and the rejection of idealizing visions. 

Directed by: Niky Wolcz
Assistant director: Isolde Cobeţ
Set design: Helmut Stürmer
Costumes: Ioana Popescu
Dramaturgy: Rudolf Herbert
Make up: Bojita Ilici
Technical direction: Adrian Georgescu
With: Boris Gaza, Niko Becker, Silvia Török, Harald Weisz, Isa Berger, Rareș Hontzu, Franz Kattesch, Tatiana Sessler-Toami, Oana Vidoni, Ioana Iacob, Aljoscha Cobeţ, Daniel Ghidel, Simona Vintilă, Daniela Török, Radu Brănici, Daniel Ghidel
Duration: 1 h 30 min
Performed in German, with English, Romanian and Hungarian surtitles

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