Slippery Slope

SLIPPER
Y SLOPE

Almost a Musical / by Yael Ronen, Shlomi Shaban, Riah Knight and Itai Reicher / directed by Yael Ronen
Direction
Yael Ronen

Songwriting und Komposition
Shlomi Shaban

Komposition und Musikalische Leitung
Yaniv Fridel, Ofer Shabi 

Bühne
Alissa Kolbusch 

Kostüme
Amit Epstein

Video
Stefano di Buduo 

Licht
Gregor Roth 

Dramaturgie
Jens Hillje, Clara Probst 

MIT

Lindy Larsson (Gustav)
Riah Knight (Sky)
Anastasia Gubareva (Klara)
Vidina Popov (Stanka)
Emre Aksızoğlu (Shantez & Kahn)

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A musician celebrates his comeback after being »cancelled« and wants to save his lover from a greedy producer. A promising newcomer starts her well-deserved solo career and accuses her ex-partner of manipulating and exploiting her. An uncompromising editor selflessly fights for the rights of the oppressed with her feminist newspaper. And a young journalist fearlessly brings the truth to light and puts the bad guys behind bars.

Everything seems to be clear-cut: They are the good guys who already have the success they deserve or who, having been wronged, are bringing perpetrators to justice and fighting their way out of victimhood and (back) to the top. But is it really that simple? After all, a PR expert also pops up, and he’s supposed to stage and sell the narrative of an innocent person persecuted unjustly...

So who used whom in this story, was it really about love and the search for the truth or just about fame and power? What was emancipatory appropriation, what was exploitative expropriation and where exactly is the line between the two? Who profits the most from which narrative - und whose narrative prevails in the end?

In „Slippery Slope“ director Yael Ronen, composer Shlomi Shaban and the ensemble relish investigating the desire for simple truths and the manipulative power of a good narrative strategy.
A scathing musical revue about art and power in a postfactual society.



Guest Performance Maxim Gorki Theater, Berlin
Invited to the 59th Theatertreffen 2022
World Premiere 6th November 2021, Maxim Gorki Theatre, Berlin 

 

27th and 28th JANUARy, 9 pm, THALIA THEATER 

Admission € 16-79

Duration 1:40h, without intermission
In English with German surtitles

 

On 28th January after the performance:

Free journalist Falk Schreiber in a conversation with the ensemble

 


Please Note:

The production uses stroboscopic lighting effects, fast and flickering sequences of images, which may have negative effects on light-sensitive viewers.

Funded by
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