Born in East Berlin - 30 Jahre Mauerfall / The 30th Anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall
30 Jahre Mauerfall / The 30th Anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall
A bilingual staged reading (with corresponding subtitles) of a new play by Rogelio Martinez, off-site at Stasis Headquarters, Campus for Democracy in “Haus 22” (Ruschestraße 103 in 10365 Berlin-Lichtenberg)
In 1988, Bruce Springsteen played a legendary concert in East Germany. 300,000 people showed up, making it the largest concert event in the entire history of the German Democratic Republic. Born in East Berlin explores the ultimate juxtaposition between the freedom of a rock concert and the captivity of an oppressive government during the time of a great historical and cultural shift. Anne, a spirited road manager from the United States, navigates a labyrinth of Stasi bureaucracy and learns how personal their tactics can be. A sly look at the cost of institutionalized dishonesty and the power of rock and roll.
A new play by Rogelio Martinez
German translation by Frank Weigand
Directed by Johanna McKeon
Featuring Kristen Bush and others