Sibylle Berg


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Have I Ever Told You... A fairy tale for everyone

Adapted by Andreas Erdmann

Max and Anna, 13, have decided to take off - in a rush, with no definite destination, maybe Italy, or Greece. The main thing is to get out of grey and stuffy East Germany, which certainly can't be the best country in the world, away from the parents who won't talk to them. They didn't even know each other until a few hours ago. But then Anna's mother fell down drunk in the street, right in front of Max. He helped Anna carried her to bed, made spaghetti, and now they're at the slip road to the motorway, "because it's winter, and everything is a pain in the arse ... and there's still six years until we're of age. Can't fuckin' take it." A truck stops, and Anna and Max are on their way to the Polish border. But the impromptu escape from institutionalized despair is fraught with obstacles, and not just practical ones. At first, Max and Anna are best friends, but then Anna meets handsome Igor, and suddenly they have their first really big fight...

Premiere: 2/9/2007, Deutsches Theater, Göttingen