Theater play for all audiences, original adaptation of a text by Lutz Hübner.
The play shows the confrontation between an old man, shelling out gloomy days in a hospital, and a sixteen-year-old boy who has been sentenced to a community sentence and who must paint the old man’s room. Forced to share the same space, the two begin to take an interest in each other, and from their initial contempt grows respect and solidarity.
Using a lively and humorous language , Hübner draws this intergenerational encounter with great tenderness for the two characters. Their unlikely relationship arouses the hope that comes from overcoming differences. The audience, identifying for some with the older character, for others with the youngest, becomes an accomplice in the laughter.
Lutz Hübner was born in Heilbronn, Baden-Württemberg in 1964. Between 1986 and 1989, Hübner trained at the University of Music and Theater in Saarbrücken and became a professional actor and director. Since 1996, Hübner has worked as a freelance writer and director in Berlin. His play “The Heart of a Boxer” received the 1998 Youth Theater Prize and was successfully produced across the Rhine, notably at the “ Grips Theater ” in Berlin. He is one of the most played authors in Germany.
The French version of this play was presented to the public for the first time by the Théâtre des Migrateurs in September 2006.