Theatre: On the Road - based on the novel of Jack Kerouac
Jack Kerouac, also known as Sal Paradise, stands in the pouring rain near New York on the road and wants his journey to the West to finally begin. But there is no bus, no car stops, he has to go back to the city. This first unsuccessful departure is followed by a year-long journey, a restless, drug-accelerated wandering in search of something that he himself does not know. Between his departure and arrival, his longing for freedom and the illusion of movement - somewhere in the interstices and stops. On road.
At the end of the Protected content Jack Kerouac, the bebop solos of a Charlie Parker in his ear, "improvised" his autobiographical novel "On the Road" on a 36-meter-long paper roll, drawing the beginnings of the Beat generation: the image of a group of young writers , Which allied themselves as NOTORICAL DRIVERS TO THE SPIRITUALITY. They know the horrors of the world war and the atomic bomb and are crushed by the conformism that dominates the America of the Cold War. Like Leaping Trotsky, they hunt across America without money, always behind enlightenment and salvation. Your search for happiness and true love is due to a longing, which burdens itself on vacancies. "Somewhere on the road, I knew, there were girls, visions, everything; Somewhere along the way would give me the pearl, "promises Sal Paradise. But the HAPPINESS OF FREEDOM remains as a chimera on paper.
Nevertheless "On the Road" becomes a cult, the literary impulse of comprehensive countercultural movements, to the beatnik chic. Why? To what middle-class meritocracy would a generation today ally itself? Whom does it continue with this insatiable life-lover and where? To the west like Gold-diggers or to the dream factory Hollywood?
The director David Marton, who founded an opera house during the past two seasons at the Kammerspielen, "La Sonnambula" and "Figaros Hochzeit", with his troupe of actors and musicians, feels the longings of a clique, which creates freirums and yet runs against walls. The rhythms of bebop interweave the jazz musicians on stage with Kerouac's strange musical flow of text to sound surfaces that link words and music. David Marton's theatrical performance thus leads into the stories of the happiness-seekers and their journey into the interstices of life.
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