A Punch in the Face (Eins auf die Fresse)

Translated by: Gianna Tsokou
Directed by: Stella Michailidou
Opening: 5 November 2017
 
The play, which has been a remarkable success in Germany, deals with identity issues, family relationships, the discovery of sexuality, bulling and school conflicts.


 
The author observes a group of fifteen-year old teenagers and their daily life at school and at home, as they try to find their way in an environment that seems unable to keep track of their needs. Hachfeld speaks with honesty about the loneliness and despair of adolescents, that may even lead to suicide, and about the effort of young people to create deep meaningful friendships with each other.


 
"In this bold play written in 1996, Rainer Hachfeld is addressing adolescents and puts forward the complicated issue of violence at school. The play was staged for the first time in 1996 at the legendary Grips Theater and won the award of best performance for that year in Berlin."
Gianna Tsokou
 


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