Volksbühne Berlin am Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz

Kill your Darlings! Streets of Berladelphia

by René Pollesch

Tonight, you are withheld from the finest scenes in the play, because none of us would be able to bear it. This is why the evening bears the title “Kill Your Darlings”. We are not going to present you with the best scenes of the play tonight, because we could not bear them at all – including me. I could never again write another play, and you, you could never again go to see another piece of staging, if the best was already behind you, and you felt like you will never experience that feeling again. This is why we have decided to cut the great moments, because they can’t be lived.

I walked down the streets past these terraced houses, and I would have gladly told you: “I wouldn’t want to enter those houses with the brightly lit windows for the world. I wouldn’t want to talk to the people behind those windows, not here nor at any other place in the world, not even on The Streets of Berladelphia.”

no no no
no no no
no no no.

Duration: 1h 30min


With: Fabian Hinrichs

Dancer: Eduard Anselm, Dominique Dell'Oro, Johanna Berger, Christin Fust, Anna Harrison, Rajab Hassan, Hannes Hirsch, Emma Laule, Ronny Lorenz, Martina Marti, Fynn Neb, Perry Rudolph, Nicola Rietmann, Paula Schöne, Philipp Siefert, Anna Barta, Lukas Vernaldi, Claudia Vila Peremiquel

Director: René Pollesch
Stage Designer: Bert Neumann
Costumes: Bert Neumann
Light Design: Frank Novak, Torsten König
Dramaturgy: Henning Nass

Produced by Volksbühne am Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz Berlin, as part of the project "Fatzer geht über die Alpen", in collaboration with Teatro Stabile di Torino, funded by the German Federal Cultural Foundation / Wanderlust Fund.

With special thanks to Die Etage - school for performing and fine arts.

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Inspiration by

Bruce Springsteen - Streets of Philadelphia
Judas Priest - Painkiller
Morrissey - Life is a Pigsty
Jean Michel Jarre - Les chants magnétiques, Pt II
DJ Hell - Nightclubbing
Manic Street Preachers - Golden Platitudes
Kiss - God gave Rock'n'Roll to You II
Neil Young & Crazy Horse - My My, Hey Hey(Out of the Blue)