CK and Bianca are specialists for all of life’s big events. With their small business IMMER_EINE_GUTE_PARTIE_24.de, they are always on hand to provide professional accompaniment, whether at weddings, funerals, street and roofing parties or children’s birthday parties. Their core competence is the recognition of problems and the transformation of reality. Unfortunately, this is rarely successful in their personal lives, as CK tends to be single, in her early/mid-30s, and extremely difficult to place. Bianca, her ascendant with a heart of gold, dutiful but bored to the extreme, is always on the verge of a nervous breakdown. In a nutshell, for reasons of loneliness and the all-too-familiar work-life balance, hobby is turned into profession …
In AMORE. Tent stories in camping jargon. Perhaps suitable as a headline, not as a song. – the full title of the play – is about playing with expectations, the contradictory, ambiguity and ambivalence, contrast and discrepancy. It’s about kitsch – trivial, banal, sentimental – as opposed to an artistic effort towards the truthful, the beautiful. And about trash. AMORE. is a theatrical demonstration of love by undBorisundSteffi.
undBorisundSteffi are Charlotte Kath, Sandra Reitmayer and Lisa Balzer. Based in the Ruhr area, they studied there together at Folkwang University of the Arts. Since 2016, the freelance theatre makers have been juxtaposing love and death, the two all-dominant themes of life, with everydayness on stage – side by side, equally valid. The coexistence of the banal and the existential forms the basis of their preoccupation with theatrical form for undBorisundSteffi. They confront the audience with the compulsive creation of meaning and the casual banalisation and challenge them to endure these contradictory ways of acting. The works of the three performers have already received many awards, including the Folkwang Prize, the Cologne Theatre Prize and the Petra Meurer Prize.
by and with undBorisundSteffi