The world premiere of a new play by Amy Evans, directed by Daniel Brunet
Since he arrived in Germany, Laurence has tried to do everything by the rules. He applied for asylum, waited patiently for his papers and found the kind of job no national would ever care to do. He is friendly to his neighbors, even the ones who tease his children in school, and cooperates with the police when they ask for his help.
He’s found the formula for survival, or so he thinks, until one day his friend Rahim mysteriously disappears. When the body turns up charred beyond recognition, Laurence is thrust to the fore of a civil rights movement and is forced to take a closer look at the town he was so ready to call home.
The Most Unsatisfied Town is based on the true story of Oury Jalloh, who was killed in Dessau police custody on January 7, 2005, and the activists of the Initiative in Remembrance of Oury Jalloh, who spurred an international movement to bring his killers to justice. This play is a fictional story about racism, police violence and life in German cities.
At English Theatre Berlin
Premiere: April 07
Premiere: 07. April 2016 With: Maya Alban-Zapata, Kenneth Philip George, Aloysius Itoka, Dorothee Krüger, Tibor Locher, Asad Schwarz-Msesilamba, Quatis Tarkington and Tyrell Teschner Text: Amy Evans Direction: Daniel Brunet Set and Costume: Tamar Ginati Music and Sound Design: Lenard Gimpel Lighting Design: Christian Maith Production: English Theatre Berlin, Supported by Hauptstadtkulturfonds