von Alexej Schipenko

“Once bees disappear from the earth, humans will only have four years to live.”

On December 21, 2012, the Mayan calendar reaches the end of our current fourth age, which began on August 11, 3114 B.C. began. With the Fourth Age, our current human civilization will end as humanity will enter an entirely new era. December 21, 2012 is a date on which apocalyptic scenarios, conspiracy theories and basic human fears are ignited, which are extensively cultivated in literature, film and on the Internet.
In “Bees,” Alexei Schipenko approaches this day in two ways: he mythologizes the date that awaits the end of the world, but at the same time he also deconstructs it. Something will happen on December 21st, says Alexei Schipenko in “Bees”, but what exactly, no one can say. And so he sends 3 people, a goat and an elevator on a journey through the possibilities of the apocalypse.
Last joints, last love scenes, a last bee looking for a mate, memories of missed opportunities and unborn children, the Kursk submarine that sank in the Barents Sea, a mined area in the middle of the Chechen war, a Santa Claus giving his presents can no longer distribute, a filmmaker who dreams of a film about love amidst all the ruin, Roland Emmerich, who conjures up catastrophe in his films in order to avert it, a technician who despairs at the elevator – all of this and much more the situations, places, people with which O-Team confronts the audience.

Oktober 2011 im Theater Rampe, Stuttgart
Wiederaufnahme im April 2012 im Theaterhaus Jena

Mit: Folkert Dücker, Monika Hölzl, Andriy Kritenko und der Stimme von Frank Deesz

Regie: Samuel Hof / Bühne & Kostüme: Nina Malotta / Musik: Markus Birkle / Übersetzung: Anna Langhoff / Dramaturgie: André Becker & Jonas Zipf / Sound & Video: Pedro Pinto / Produktion: Markus Niessner / Assistenz: Clara Gohmert

Koproduktion zwischen O-Team, dem Theater Rampe, Stuttgart und dem Theaterhaus Jena