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Mirroring the story of King Lear and his daughters, She She Pop members take to the stage with their own aging fathers to enumerate their inheritances and negotiate how power, money, memory and love are passed along across the generations. With the drive of a game show, this heart-wrenching and humourous work strives to find the intersections of responsibility and respect between parents and children.
In German with English surtitles. Suggested age: all ages.
Founded in 1998, She She Pop is a performance collective based in Berlin and Hamburg consisting of seven permanent members: Sebastian Bark, Johanna Freiburg, Fanni Halmburger, Lisa Lucassen, Mieke Matzke, Ilia Papatheodorou and Berit Stumpf.
World Stage goes deeper to deliver a more in-depth performance experience. We invite you to join the World Stage team for food, drinks and discussion at our opening night reception. Admission is free with the purchase of your ticket.
World Stage is committed to providing you with live performance of unparalleled quality. Part of that commitment includes exclusive opportunities to engage with the artists and performers involved with the work. Please stay around after the performance for an informative and engaging talkshow. Admission is free with the purchase of your ticket.
Three nights of award-winning features on the young, the old and intergenerational encounters, including Dörrie’s Hanami, Dresen’s Cloud 9 and Schmid’s Toronto premiere of Home for the Weekend. May 6, 8 and 12, 2013 at TIFF Bell Lightbox. Young & Old presented in association with She She Pop and Their Fathers: Testament.
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$15 - $50
"It gets really personal. It gets really uncomfortable. And it gets really beautiful."
– Plank Magazine
"Bold and touching."
– Irish Times
"Courageous, honest and intelligent ... a big hit."
– Hamburger Abendblatt
"It stirred the audience considerably."
"Never have I seen anything as honest and naked as this on stage and simultaneously laughed so much, that my heart felt a stitch."
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