Lindy Larsson in Yael Ronens Yes but no

Yes but No

The most important thing is to be honest, right? Surely we can talk openly about everything? Or can’t we? But one should know exactly where the line between honesty and harassment is, what is appropriate, what one’s allowed to say and what not. Above all, one should know how to find out about all that. And how do other people do it? Worst case scenario: what’s the worst thing that can happen when you say what you desire! And the best case scenario? And the honest case scenario?

Sexuality has always been complicated: where fantasy and reality, state of emergency and everyday life, desire and fear of being hurt meet, language reaches its limits and beyond the sexual comfort zone it becomes difficult to »talk about it«. But how does the handling of shame, fear and lust change offline in times of #MeToo’s online revolution?

Sexuality has always been political: as a romantic construction, as an ideology of individual freedom, as blissful eternity. But the current debate over #MeToo has triggered a new earthquake and made it clear that nothing has been »cleared up«. But what would a feminised world look like? The solidarity movement has to find its way, respond to backlashes and design a new era, a new culture. What would it be like to live in it? 

Sexuality has always been material for the theatre: since it’s just make-believe, all of the things that we all dream about but are afraid to say out loud can be played through. In their new devised play, Yael Ronen and her intrepid ensemble take the aftermath of #MeToo personally. Through their collective research, they face themselves as victims and as perpetrators, explore wishes, desires and boundaries, get to the bottom of their own fears and mindfucks, and look for new forms of sincere communication in private parts. Is it all just play-acting? Where language fails, music begins: in this case, with music specially composed by Israeli superstar and musical relationship expert Shlomi Shaban.


Foto: Esra Rotthoff

By
Yael Ronen & Ensemble
Directed by
Yael Ronen
Fri
20:00
Stage

Premiere


With English surtitles

Anschließend Premierenparty

Remaining tickets may be available at the box office. Box office

Premiere


With English surtitles

Anschließend Premierenparty

Sat
19:30
Stage


With English surtitles


With English surtitles

Thu
19:30
Stage


With English surtitles


With English surtitles

Fri
19:30
Stage


With English surtitles


With English surtitles

Fri
19:30
Stage


With English surtitles


With English surtitles

Mon
19:30
Stage


With English surtitles


With English surtitles

Team

Stage design

Costumes

Additional Songwrinting

Dramaturgy

Cast

Riah May Knight

Lindy Larsson

Svenja Liesau

Orit Nahmias

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