Belvedere

Author: Ana-Maria Bamberger

Synopsis: Anton, a famous writer, checks into the psychiatric clinic Belvedere to have his hallucinations treated by Dr. Defoe, one of the staff physicians there. Both Anton and the doctor are challenged by the appearance of a strange visitor from Anton's past. Soon, the borders between reality, imagination and pure hallucination become more and more fuzzy. A puzzling, funny and philosophical play about the truth - or what we take for it.

Synopsis (deutsch): Anton, ein ebenso berühmter wie exzentrischer Schriftsteller, plagen Halluzinationen, und so begibt er sich...mehr

Synopsis (français): Anton, un écrivain célèbre entre à la clinique psychiatrique Belvédère pour faire traiter ses hallucinations par le Docteur Lessourd...plus

Duration: 1h20

Cast: 3 actors (2M, 1 F) or 2 actors (1M, 1F)

 

Productions/Stagings:

2015 Timisoara Bastion Festival

2013 Bucharest National Theatre Radio

2013 Brighton Upstairs at Three and Ten

2012 London White Bear Theatre

2012 Germany Orlando Theatre Rastede

2011 Berlin Vagentenbühne

2011 Germany Orlando Theatre Rastede

2011 Romania Davila Theatre Pitesti

2010 Romania Classic Theatre Arad

2010 Hamburg Kontraste Theatre (Official World Premiere)

2007 Germany Deutschlandfunk

2006 Germany Saarländischer Funk (radio production)

 

Press:

"'Belvedere' has a truly brilliant structure that sets it apart from most current drama. Ana-Maria Bamberger's scene-setting and plotting are faultless" - FringeReview*****

"This is a real five-star production. Try to catch it." - Fringe Review*****

"Tremendously energetic, engaging the audience from the first five minutes." - review remotegoat.uk.co Brighton*****

"An intriguing exploration of the mind" - Reviews Gate UK *****

"A magnificent play"- review remotegoat.co.uk London ****

"Great piece of new writing" - TimeOut London *****

"Highly sophisticated" - Nordwest-Zeitung

"A lively and witty evening" - radio mensch

"Exquisitely woven" - Die Deutsche Bühne

"Beautiful view with double meanings" - Die Welt

"Belvedere enthralls" - Hamburger Abendblatt

"Intelligent and highly enjoyable theatre" - Hamburger Morgenpost

"A sophisticated game with the imagination" - Funkkorrespondenz

"Great complexity and a good dose of humanity" - Ziarul Actualitatea

"Belvedere or the game with hallucination" - Jurnalul National

"Fate as a crossword puzzle" - Argesul

"Pretty crazy" - Curierul Zilei

 

Awards:

2014 Uniter Award Nomination, Bucharest National Theatre Radio Production

2011 Bulgaria N.E.T.A. (New European Theatre Action) International Festival, Awards: Best Production, Best Actor

2011 Serbia Joakim InterFest, Popularity Award

2011 Romania Davila Interfest Studiotheatre, Awards: Best Production, Best Director

 

Represented in Germany by: Felix Bloch Erben/ Desch Theaterverlag

 

 

 

 

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