Die Geschichte einer Stunde // The Story of an Hour
by Kate Chopin
including themes from Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s short story “The Yellow Wallpaper”
a silent piece in three parts
in a version by Marie Schleef and team
“The Story of an Hour” is about Louise Mallard, who has just learned of her husband’s sudden death in an apparent train accident. Her sister Josephine attempts to deliver the news delicately since Louise suffers from a weak heart. She bursts into tears and locks herself in her bedroom. There, Louise is unexpectedly overcome with something she’s never felt before.
Vienna-premiere on February 3rd, 2022 (in German) at Kosmos Theater
further performance on February 5th, 2022 (in English)