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3/20/2024 - 8:00 PM Uhr

Herkunft (theatre in german language)

by Saša Stanišić

Anyone looking for their origins will find many
"Where do you come from? Complex question! First it must be clarified what the where is aimed at. The geographical location of the hill on which the delivery room was located? To the national borders of the state at the time of the last contraction? Genes, ancestors, dialect? No matter how you spin it, origin remains a construct!” In his literary “Self-Portrait with Ancestors,” Saša Stanišić avoids simple answers, even where his last name is written on almost every gravestone, such as in the cemetery of the mountain village of Oskoruša near Višegrad. He remembers a trip there with his grandmother Kristina, who now has dementia. While she loses her memories, he archives his and gets to the bottom of the words in order to unravel the construct of origin. He was born in a country that no longer exists: the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia. After it collapsed, he fled to Germany with his parents, got to know the country and its language, and spent his free time at the ARAL gas station with others who also had multiple homes. The adult Stanišić writes novels and received the German Book Prize in 2019 for “Origin”. Not one player is now on stage as Saša, but rather all six.
A guest performance by the Munich Volkstheater
to Saša Stanišić
In a stage version by Felix Hafner
Director: Felix Hafner
Stage & costumes: Camilla Hägebarth
Music: Clemens Wenger
Choreography: Blenard Azizaj
Dramaturgy: Bastian Boß

With: Jakob Immervoll, Jan Meeno Jürgens, Jonathan Müller, Pola Jane O'Mara, Nina Steils, Anne Stein

Photo © Gabriela Neeb

Duration: approx. 1. h. 40 min. without intermission

Introduction at 7:30 pm!

Information & booking:

Organization: Südtiroler Kulturinstitut

Information and tickets:
Südtiroler Kulturinstitut
Tel. 0471 313800

Individual tickets can be purchased online or at the office of the South Tyrolean Cultural Institute, Schlernstraße 1 in Bolzano, or reserved by telephone on 0471 313800 or by e-mail (info(at) from 20 September 2023. Reduced tickets for students can only be purchased at the South Tyrolean Cultural Institute and not online. 

Payment of individual tickets:
Reserved tickets must be paid for within 10 days of reservation. Payment can be made directly at the office of the South Tyrolean Cultural Institute or by bank transfer. As reason for payment please give the name and the reservation number you receive at the time of reservation. The paid tickets will then be sent to you by e-mail. You can present them at the entrance as a paper printout or digitally on your smartphone. If you do not have an email address, tickets will be deposited at the box office.

Bank details:
Raiffeisenkasse Bozen
IBAN: IT 14 A 08081 11600 000300032026

Südtiroler Sparkasse
IBAN: IT 59 K 06045 11613 000000167000

Südtiroler Volksbank
IBAN: IT 83 J 05856 11602 051571271246
Standing room: Standing room is only offered at sold-out events, provided that the fire safety regulations at the respective venues allow it. They are available at the box office only.

Box Office: Box offices are open from 7pm on the day of the event.


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