Wallstrasse 13

Premiére date10 Oct. 2007
Produced byTeater Dybbuk - Oslo
Based onWallstrasse 13 by Bente Kahan
AudienceAdults
LanguageNorwegian, German and English
ExpressionsDrama, Theatre
Running period10 Oct. 2007  
WebsiteBENTE KAHAN

About Wallstrasse 13

Wallstrasse 13 (2007) is a theatre production by Teater Dybbuk - Oslo

Wallstrasse 13 links present reality with a powerful past, as it follows Barbara on a historical journey through the German Jewish community of Breslau in the 1930es and the Polish Jewish community of Wroclaw in 1946-68.

The German and English versions are performed by Bente Kahan as a monodrama.

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At Teater Dybbuk's homepage the following, among other things, is written about Wallstrasse 13:

"The Polish, Jewish character Barbara (a fictive character), is born in a townhouse in Wroclaw on Wlodkowica Street 13, formerly Wallstrasse 13 in the German city Breslau.

In 1968, 10 years old, she leaves Poland because of an anti-Semitic campaign organised by the communist regime. Her father remained in the country, and first when he dies, Barbara returns to her hometown. She is then a grownup woman, and is suddenly confronted with her and her parents' past through documents and photos found in her father's flat. A photo leads her also to Leontine Dambitsch, the flat's pre-war resident. The audience is witness to Barbara's determination to confront the past and to recreate the dramatic human lives and times that came before her.

We join Barbara on a historical journey through the German Jewish community of Breslau in the 1930es and the Polish Jewish community of Wroclaw in 1946-68.

A wide variety of archival material, as well as photos from private albums, are presented on a multi-media set during the performance.

Repertoire from the Breslau Jewish Culture Guild (1935-41) and the Yiddish Theatre of Lower Silesia (1946-68) including songs in German, Yiddish and Polish, are integral parts of the play."

Supported by: Arts Council Norway, European Association for Jewish Culture.

Sources:

Oslo Nye Teater (Oslo New Theatre)

Teater Dybbuk, bentekahan.eu, 11.10.2012, http://www.bentekahan.eu/p_wallstrasse_13.php