THE PUBLIC THEATER / RICHARD NELSON
THE GABRIELS: ELECTION YEAR IN THE LIFE OF ONE FAMILY


USA // Theatre

THE GABRIELS is the hyper-realistic piece from American author and director Richard Nelson, who captures three evenings in the life of a fictional family, almost in real time. Three evenings in the kitchen as they cook together. An exciting social study on the cultured middle class, that can neither get on board with Hillary Clintons ‘Trust in the one world’ nor Donald Trump’s ‘America first’ and, in the year of American Presidential election, consciously retreats and isolates itselves.
 
PLAY ONE: HUNGRY
4th March 2016. Shortly after “Super-Tuesday“ during the American primaries, in which Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump have asserted themselves as favourites, the Gabriels are congregating because of a death in the family and cook when they can.
HUNGRY reflects the fears of the American middle class, their political, financial and
private worries.
 
PLAY TWO: WHAT DID YOU EXPECT?
Six months later, America is in the middle of the election campaign, Hillary Clinton has suffered a dizzy spell and you can cut the atmosphere with a knife. And the Gabriels’ situation hangs in the balance, too. Their political and personal circumstances are in­tertwining in a peculiar way: The family’s money worries are escalating and the solace offered by lively discussions on art, literature and music is diminishing. But all is not yet lost: “What did you expect?”
 
PLAY THREE: WOMEN OF A CERTAIN AGE
It’s the election night, 8th November 2016. The dice have been thrown and the nation awaits the result. Dice are rolling in the family too: The house needs to be sold, the mother is about to go into sheltered housing. One last evening to say goodbye to the idyll of this bourgeois middle class family, who can no longer seal itselves off. They must look a new, colder world in the eye – privately as well as politically. The play ends before the election result is announced.


Theater der Welt 2017

©Joan Marcus


Theater der Welt 2017

©Joan Marcus


Theater der Welt 2017

©Joan Marcus

GUEST PERFORMANCE


In English language with German surtitles

With the Marathon of all three parts, Theater der Welt 2017 invites you to spend a whole day with the GABRIELS. Each part takes about 1 hour 45 minutes. Between the parts is a break of more than an hour. The second break can be used for a joint meal: The Gabriels menu in the restaurant Peacetanbul can be booked directly in advance.

American Dinner #1 (19 Euro)
Welcome-Prosecco / Spareribs with Barbecue-Sauce, Coleslaw, Roasted Corn & Sweet Potato Fries / Butterscotch Pudding

American Dinner #2 (19 Euro)
Welcome-Prosecco / Veggie BBQ Burger with Quinoa Patty, Roasted Vegetables & Sweet Potato Fries / Butterscotch Pudding

The menus are bookable until 29.05. For those who like to decide spontaneously the Peacetanbul Restaurant also offers two different Snacks (10 Euro):
Roastbeef Sandwich with Sweet Potato Fries and Small Salad or Sandwich with roasted Vegetables and Goat Cheese with Sweet Potato Fries and Small Salad

TEXT AND DIRECTOR
Richard Nelson

STAGING
Susan Hilferty,
Jason Ardizzone-West

COSTUMES
Susan Hilferty

LIGHT-DESIGN
Jennifer Tipton

SOUND-DESIGN
Scott Lehrer, Will Pickens

WITH
Meg Gibson,
Lynn Hawley,
Roberta Maxwell,
Maryann Plunkett,
Jay O. Sanders,
Amy Warren

THE GABRIELS are funded by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation

HUNGRY is additionally funded by The Edgerton Foundation and The Blanche & Irving Laurie Foundation


DATE / TIME


30.05. 19:00 - 20:45
HUNGRY

TICKETS

31.05. 19:00 - 20:45
Artist talk after the performance
WHAT DID YOU EXPECT?
TICKETS

01.06. 20:00 - 21:45
WOMEN OF A CERTAIN AGE

TICKETS

03.06. 14:00 - 21:45
THE GABRIELS MARATHON

TICKETS
Shuttle service to HAVEN - Das Festivalzentrum after the performance

04.06. 14:00 - 21:45
THE GABRIELS MARATHON

TICKETS
Shuttle service to HAVEN - Das Festivalzentrum after the performance


LOCATION


Kampnagel, K1
Jarrestraße 20
22303 Hamburg


LOCATION MAP


TICKET PRICE


Single presentations
14 to 24
Euro / red. 9 to 12 Euro

Marathon
38 to 52 / red. 18 to 24
Euro

ARTISTS

ACHILLE MBEMBE

Opening Speech
AN ETHICS OF CONSEQUENCES
25.05.
Thalia Theater


ACHILLE MBEMBE Cameroon / South Africa

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TIANZHUO CHEN

German premiere
ISHVARA

Music theatre / performance
25.05 - 27.05.
Thalia Theater


TIANZHUO CHEN China

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Lemi Ponifasio

World premiere
DIE GABE DER KINDER

Music performance
25.05. - 28.05.
Kakaospeicher


Lemi Ponifasio Samoa, New Zealand

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GEHEIMAGENTUR

Repertory Kampnagel
PORTS

Lecture Performance
25.05. & 26.05.
MS Stubnitz


GEHEIMAGENTUR Hamburg

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JOHAN SIMONS

Repertory Thalia Theater
DER SCHIMMELREITER

Theatre
25.05.
Thalia Theater


JOHAN SIMONS Hamburg

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FERNANDO RUBIO

European premiere
THE TIME BETWEEN US

Durational performance
25.05. - 29.05
HAVEN - Das Festivalzentrum


FERNANDO RUBIO Argentina

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PAPER TIGER THEATER STUDIO / TIAN GEBING

World premiere
500 METERS

Performance
26.05.-28.05
Thalia Gaußstraße


PAPER TIGER THEATER STUDIO / TIAN GEBING China

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WAEL SHAWKY

World premiere
THE SONG OF ROLAND:
THE ARABIC VERSION

Music performance
26.05. - 29.05.
Kampnagel, K2


WAEL SHAWKY Egypt / United Arab Emirates

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MONIRA AL QADIRI

German premiere
FEELING DUBBING

Performance
26.05.-28.05
Kampnagel, P1


MONIRA AL QADIRI France

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FLYNN & HUMPHREY

German premiere
FIVE SHORT BLASTS

Site-specific
26.-29.05 & 02.-04.06.
Bobby Reich/Anleger Meßberg


FLYNN & HUMPHREY Australien

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KORNÉL MUNDRUCZÓ

Premiere Thalia Theater
DIE WEBER

Theatre
27.05. & 28.05.
Thalia Theater


KORNÉL MUNDRUCZÓ Hamburg

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Antú Romero Nunes

Repertory Thalia Theater
MOBY DICK

Theatre
26.05.
Thalia Theater


Antú Romero Nunes Hamburg

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Ghalia Benali

GHALIA BENALI
Concert
28.05.
Kampnagel, K6


Ghalia Benali Tunisia / Belgium

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Antú Romero Nunes

Repertory Thalia Theater
DIE ODYSSEE

Theatre
29.05. & 30.05.
Thalia Gaußtraße


Antú Romero Nunes Hamburg

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Trio Joubran (feat. Youssef Hbeisch)

TRIO JOUBRAN (FEAT. YOUSSEF HBEISCH)
Concert
30.05.
Kampnagel, K6
 


Trio Joubran (feat. Youssef Hbeisch) Palestine / France

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THE PUBLIC THEATER / Richard Nelson

Guest performance
THE GABRIELS
Theatre

30.05.-01.06. & 03.06.& 04.06.
Kampnagel, K1


THE PUBLIC THEATER / Richard Nelson USA

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ARS NOVA

Europapremiere
UNDERGROUND RAILROAD GAME

Theatre
31.05.-03.06.
Kampnagel, P1


ARS NOVA
USA

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Jordan / Koppelmann

Guest performance
IN 80 TAGEN UM DIE WELT

Revue
31.05.,01.,04. & 05.06.
Thalia Zelt


Jordan / Koppelmann
Düsseldorf

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Hajusom / Ensemble Resonanz / Jardin Silmandé

World premiere
SILMANDÉ

Performance
01.06.-04.06.
Kampnagel, K2


Hajusom / Ensemble Resonanz / Jardin Silmandé Hamburg / Burkina Faso

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Royce Ng

World premiere
GHOST OF SHOWA

Performance
31.05.-02.06.
Thalia Gaußstraße


Royce Ng Australia / Hongkong

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Elbjazz

INTERNATIONAL TALENT STAGE
Concert
02.06. & 03.06.
Thalia Zelt


Elbjazz Hamburg

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Teatro Niño Proletario

Deutschlandpremiere
FULGOR

Theatre
02.06. - 03.06.
Thalia Gaußstraße


Teatro Niño Proletario Chile

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Back to Back Theatre

European premiere
LADY EATS APPLE

Theatre
02.06.-04.06.
Thalia Theater


Back to Back Theatre Australia

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Chunky Move

European premiere
AN ACT OF NOW

Dance
02.06. - 04.06.
Kakaospeicher


Chunky Move Australia

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Gintersdorfer / Klaßen

Reenactment
DER FEINDLICHE ZEUGE

Intervention & Exhibition
04.06. - 08.06. &
25.05. - 11.06.
HAVEN - Das Festivalzentrum


Gintersdorfer / Klaßen Hamburg

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Aphids

German premiere
FLYWAY

Site-specific
04.06. - 08.06.
HAVEN - Das Festivalzentrum


Aphids Australia

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BRUNO BELTRÃO / GRUPO RUA

World premiere
NEW CREATION

Dance
04.06. - 06.06.
Kampnagel, K6


BRUNO BELTRÃO / GRUPO RUA Brazil

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Brett Bailey

German premiere
SANCTUARY

Performative installation
05.06. - 10.06.
Oberhafenquartier Halle 3


Brett Bailey South Africa

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La Fura dels Baus

Elbphilharmonie Cooperation
DIE SCHÖPFUNG

Music theatre
05.06. & 06.06.
Elbphilharmonie


La Fura dels Baus Spain

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Wunderbaum

World premiere
SCHRECKLICH AMÜSANT

Theatre
06.06. - 07.06. &
09.06. - 10.06.
Oberhafenquartier Halle 4


Wunderbaum Netherlands

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Hannah Hurtzig / Mobile Akademie Berlin

World premiere
DIE STILLGESTELLTEN

Performative installation
06.06. & 07.06.
Kampnagel, Vorhalle


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Samar Haddad King / Amir Nizar Zuabi

European premiere
AGAINST A HARD SURFACE

Dance
06.06. - 08.06.
Thalia Gaußstraße


Samar Haddad King / Amir Nizar Zuabi Palestine

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Belarus Free Theatre

German premiere
BURNING DOORS

Theatre
06.06. - 09.06.
Kampnagel, K2


Belarus Free Theatre Belarus / U.K.

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Salia Sanou

German premiere
DU DÉSIR D’HORIZONS
Dance
07.06, 09.06.& 10.06.
Kakaospeicher


Salia Sanou Burkina Faso

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Christiane Jatahy

World premiere
MOVING PEOPLE

Site-specific
07.06. - 11.06.
HAVEN - Das Festivalzentrum


Christiane Jatahy Brazil

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Mapa Teatro

Guest performance
LOS INCONTADOS

Theatre
08.06. - 10.06.
Kampnagel, K1


Mapa Teatro Colombia

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The Young ClassX

THE YOUNG CLASSX
Concert
08.06.
Kakaospeicher


The Young ClassX Hamburg

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Yolanda Gutiérrez

World premiere
URBAN BODIES PROJECT

Site-specifc
09.06. - 11.06.
Chile-Haus


Yolanda Gutiérrez Hamburg

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Hiphop Academy

World premiere
FLIGHT AND COMMAND

Dance
09.06. - 11.06.
Thalia Zelt


Hiphop Academy Hamburg

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IVO VAN HOVE

German premiere
VU DU PONT

Theatre
09.06. - 11.06.
Thalia Theater


IVO VAN HOVE France

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Lena Chamamyan

OLD HARBORS
Concert
10.06. & 11.06.
Kampnagel, K6


Lena Chamamyan France / Syria

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Omar Rajeh / Maqamat Dance Theatre

Guest performance
BEYTNA

Dance & cooking
10.06. & 11.06.
Thalia Gaußstraße


Omar Rajeh / Maqamat Dance Theatre Lebanon

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