after a short story by Fyodor M. Dostoyevsky
How does one speculate about a potential present? Is a world without sins or problems even worth aspiring towards? And how can one persuade others of the truth? In a fantastic short story Dostoyevsky questions utopian thinking at a time when it is under threat: an unnamed man in his late twenties is suffering from complete indifference towards the world, he finds himself and humanity in general ridiculous and decides to kill himself. However, before he does so he falls asleep and finds himself in a parallel world of paradise. When he wakes, he finds himself in an awkward position: if one has recognised the truth once then one knows that it is the truth and there is and can be no other. And yet it might also have only been a dream …
Max Rothbart was born in Berlin in 1990 and trained as an actor at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater «Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy» Leipzig. Before he joined the ensemble at the Residenztheater, he held engagements at Staatsschauspiel Dresden and Theater Basel. Other performances he can be seen in include «The Imaginary Invalid or the Enema of Pure Reason», «The Three Musketeers», «Three Sisters» and «Woyzeck».