Ophelia Comes to Brooklyn is a theatre text written in 1982 by Antje Katcher who emigrated from a small German town to New York City at the age of 20. When she died, she left a mountain of things to her niece, Katja Dreyer: objects, letters, poems, an apartment, a group of friends, a history.
In this first-ever staging of this theater piece, three actors attempt to decipher the story that runs through a whole life lived. Together with the audience, they dive into different times and places: Germany in the fifties, Russia in the sixties, New York City in the seventies. They participate in antiwar movements, poetry readings, a commemoration. How can you read a person by what she's written and left behind?
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