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September 10, 2024, 8:30 p.m. (Season 2024-2025)
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Tuesday, September 10, 2024, 8:30 p.m.-10:30 p.m., at the "Cătălina Buzoianu" National Theatre Festival in Iași

TSCHICK. Why We Took the Car

Stage version by Robert Koall –– Direction: Irisz Kovacs (a. G.)

Duration of the performance: 2h
Surtitles: RO/EN

Age limit: 12+

A cool odyssey for young people - the play TSCHICK. Why We Took the Car tells the story of Maik (Robert Bogdanov-Schein) and Tschick (Marc Illich), two teenagers who believe there must be a world other than the one they know at home and at school. Maik comes from a German middle-class background, and for his parents the roads have long since parted, even though they still live under the same roof. Maik considers himself an outsider, as does Tschick, whose family moved from Russia to Germany. At first, the only thing the two have in common is a sense of being strangers in a society that makes it difficult for them. The play is based on Wolfgang Herrndorf's novel of the same name, which won the German Prize for Youth Literature in 2011.

With a stolen car, they decide to flee Berlin and embark on a journey that will become an odyssey. At the end of it lies the exploration of reality and self-exploration. They get to know people who don't devote their lives to consumption, but who show kindness and solidarity. Maik and Tschick discover freedom, the poetry of the world and friendship for each other. At the same time, Maik experiences for the first time the feeling of love with Isa (Alma Diaconu), a girl of the same age who lives in a garbage dump and is apparently also on the run.

Surtitles: RO/EN

Age limit: 12+ 

Premiere: January 12, 2023, 7:30 p.m.
Duration: 02:00


Robert Bogdanov-Schein

Marc Illich

Isa, Tatjana, The Assistant, Friedemann's sister, The Medical Assistant
Alma Diaconu

The Mother, Friedemann, The Woman with the Fire Extinguisher, The Judge
Ioana Iacob

The Father, Schuback, Schürman, Misses Friedemann, Wagenbach, Fricke, The Voice
Alexandru Mihăescu
Irisz Kovacs (a.G.)

Sets and Costumes
Clara Ștefana (a.G.)

Rudolf Herbert

Music and Sound Design
Adrian Piciorea (a.G.)

Direction Assistance
Simona Vintilă

Bojita Ilici

Speech training
Sven Thor (a.G.)

Technical direction
Costinel Stănescu

Press excerpts

Tschick. Why We Took the Car is directed by Iris Kovacs, a decent mise-en-scène, not wrong, with logical articulations, but also some rather naive resolutions. With quality acting, the director collaborating nicely with the performers, some of whom are cast in more than one character. A narrative with and about teenagers, but also about the adults who mentor them, with an intimate feel, pleasant to listen to and watch. A novel written by a mature Wolfgang Herrndorf, stage adaptation by Robert Koall, and it shows in the depth of the treatment of the subject. To see, to think about what happens when we come face to face with life and are not prepared to face it.

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