Yue Madeleine Yue

On central focus of this musical tragicomedy of the absurd is a Roma family, which was forcedly expelled from Germany to Kosovo. Found in a new reality, this family will have to face the challenges of the recently newborn state. A Roma girl, Madeleine, one day falls in a hole opened by a construction company. And while the girl in coma fights for her life, her father, striving to pursue justice, faces bureaucratic officers, businessmen, policemen and embassy workers. This is a political drama about chaotic post-war Kosovo, but, before all, it is a drama about unwanted Roma in Europe. Away from those common stereotypes about Roma, away from that exoticism which usually accompanies Roma topics, “Yue Madeleine Yue” is an intelligent drama that excellently reviews the emotional process that thousands of Roma people from Europe undergo, yielding to violent processes of repatriation.

»The performance is full of humor that runs between childish exuberance and bitter satire and yet, to its great credit, sympathy and poetry are never left on the wayside« (DORIAN WALLER, DER STANDARD, AUSTRIA)

“The play is by Jeton Neziraj. The text formally reminds of Brecht: strong positings and reductions, but also a politically accusing tone. In contrast, in an anti-Brechtian manner, the production by Blerta Rrustemi Neziraj relies on the audience’s sympathy with the small girl, violin and accordion accompany the evening atmospherically. Six boxes on wheels keep on producing new spatial constellations”. (TORBEN IBS, THEATER HEUTE, GERMANY)

Musicians: Gabriele Marangoni, Susanna Tognella
Stage and light design: Nico de Rooij
Sound and music composer: Gabriele Marangoni
Choreography: Gjergj Prevazi
Costume designer: Dorothy Barnes

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