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Eat a lot and eat it well

Gay marriage, migration, organic vegetables, the euro crisis, feminism - all hot topics wildly bandied about in the pub and on the internet. The politically correct offer warnings and reactionaries offer self-contradictions. In the midst of this is the soliloquising modern everyman: white, heterosexual, middle class, and able to produce a seven-course gastronomic experience for his wife and son. Career-wise, he hasn't achieved what he'd hoped for and despite living in a very respectable part of town his family aren't living up to his expectations either. He's running out of money and hope. He feels misled by his parents, who convinced him he was a winner, that he was somehow unique. Now their promise is beginning to look like a cruel joke.

Everyman complains, whines and pontificates about society, accompanied by a male choir - "the voice of the people" - that becomes more and more threatening.

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Premiere: 10/17/2014, Schauspiel Köln
Direction: Rafael Sanchez