(c) David Baltzer

Thorsten Lensing/David Foster Wallace


Unendlicher Spaß



“I want to write about how it feels to live today, instead of distracting people from
it”: David Foster Wallace’s “Infinite Jest”, first published in the U.S. in 1996, is an
attempt to narrate today’s world in 1,500 pages. For his brilliant new production,
Thorsten Lensing, one of the most important dramatic directors of the independent
scene (most recently with “Karamasow”), takes the intertwined and parallel narrations
of the novel and condenses them into a story focusing on the three brothers
of the Incandenza family. The six featured actors – some of the best in Germany –
approach the both comical and tragic characters with unprecedented delicacy and
earnestness. As Wallace believes, jokes are often the bottles in which we send out
the most piercing screams for someone to come care and help.

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Duration: ca. 4 h including a break
Language: German
In German / Regie und Textfassung: Thorsten Lensing / Mit: Jasna Fritzi Bauer, Sebastian Blomberg, André Jung, Ursina Lardi, Heiko Pinkowski, Devid Striesow /
Mitarbeit Regie: Benjamin Eggers-Domsky / Bühne: Gordian Blumenthal und Ramum Capaul / Kostüme: Anette Guther