Deutsches Theater Berlin | Germany

Cry Baby

By René Pollesch
Performed in German
Fr, 17.05.2019
2019 International May FestivalGrosses Haus19:30 - 20:50
Sophie Rois
Photo: Arno Declair
Sophie Rois, Bernd Moss
Photo: Arno Declair
Thea Rasche, Josephine Lange, Sophie Rois, Judith Hofmann, Charlotte Mednansky, Milena Schedle, Lea Beie, Beatrix Strobel, Julia Zupanc, Sarah Quarshie, Theresa Lösch, Christine Groß
Photo: Arno Declair
Sophie Rois
Photo: Arno Declair

Following the Berlin premiere of "Cry Baby", Peter Laudenbach wrote in the Süddeutschen Zeitung: "The problem this season is that nothing can top such a spectacular start. At any rate, there can hardly be anything better". And, indeed, author-actor René Pollesch pulls out all the stops over the course of this compact theatre evening. It's a meeting of Kleist's "Prince of Homburg" and Udo Lindenberg, neo-liberalism and refusal of performance... progressing from casual pyjama party to crazy fencing duel.

The evening is supported by four grandiose performers, most notably the impeccable Sophie Rois, who throws herself into the role with wonderful ironic grandeur. And then there's a twelve-piece girls' choir that performs as from one mouth - ravishingly clever.

"A beautiful, convincing and compact production!"
(Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung)


Director René Pollesch
Stage Designer Barbara Steiner
Costume Designer Tabea Braun
Chorus Christine Groß
Featuring Christine Groß, Judith Hofmann, Bernd Moss, Sophie Rois und Studentinnen aus dem 3. Studienjahr Schauspiel der Hochschule für Schauspielkunst »Ernst Busch« Berlin