by Anna Gmeyner
About This Production
The provincialist Adam saves the beautiful stranger Eva from suicide by drowning and takes her along to the “Automatenbüfett”, the restaurant owned by his feisty wife. Eva’s arrival is an attraction to this largely male community and the shrewd Adam knows how to use it to further his plans. Anna Gmeyner’s characters are struggling desperately for civility but cannot help gradually revealing their own depravity. Martin Zehetgruber has designed the eponymous automat, which provides a looming backdrop to sometimes cringeworthily funny and sometimes heartrendingly sad encounters between the outstanding cast. Once again, director Barbara Frey has proved her talent for precise yet casual suspense – and an intelligent, contemporary look at gender-dependencies.
Automatenbüfett. Katharina Lorenz. © Matthias Horn
Automatenbüfett. Katharina Lorenz, Robert Reinagl, Dörte Lyssewski, Annamáría Láng, Hans Dieter Knebel, Daniel Jesch, Maria Happel. © Matthias Horn
Automatenbüfett. Katharina Lorenz, Dörte Lyssewski, Christopher Luser. © Matthias Horn
Automatenbüfett. Robert Reinagl, Dörte Lyssewski, Ensemble. © Matthias Horn
Automatenbüfett. Ensemble. © Matthias Horn