Drama

Hangmen

by Martin McDonagh
Performed in German, in a translation by Michael Raab

Evelyn M. Faber
Photo: Karl & Monika Forster
Evelyn M. Faber, Rainer Will, Stefan Graf, Konstantin Bühler
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Stefan Graf
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Konstantin Bühler, Rainer Will, Benjamin Krämer-Jenster, Evelyn M. Faber
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Ulrich Rechenbach, Stefan Graf
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Ensemble
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Stefan Graf, Maximilian Pulst, Konstantin Bühler
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Maximilian Pulst, Stefan Graf
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Tom Gerber, Ulrich Rechenbach, Konstantin Bühler, Maximilian Pulst, Stefan Graf
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Tom Gerber
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Rainer Will
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Llewellyn Reichman, Evelyn M. Faber
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Llewellyn Reichman, Stefan Graf
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Evelyn M. Faber
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Rainer Will, Benjamin Krämer-Jenster, Konstantin Bühler
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Tom Gerber, Ensemble
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Benjamin Krämer-Jenster, Rainer Will, Tom Gerber, Evelyn M. Faber, Stefan Graf
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Stefan Graf, Tom Gerber
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Tom Gerber, Uwe Kraus, Uwe Zerwer, Evelyn M. Faber
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Harry, the second-most famous executioner in England, has created a little kingdom for himself with his pub, a place where he is the only and undisputed boss – finally! In 1965, on the day the death penalty is abolished, it is not only a nosy reporter who mixes with the local drinkers at the bar, throwing annoying questions at Pierre Point, hangman number one; suddenly, an odd stranger also appears. When Harry’s daughter disappears without a trace, the executioner’s past seems to be catching up with him.
 
McDonagh creates a balanced plot, in which exacting character-painting and narrative verve pair with fundamental questions of state authority, liability and guilt, without ever tipping into banality or sanctimonious moralisation.