Pale Roses is a play for two actresses and a pianist. It is about the composers Clara Schumann and Fanny Mendelssohn, two women who never met in real life – but could have. While Clara lies on her deathbed, Fanny appears to her. They talk and argue about music, men, life and love. They sing their own songs and some songs of Schumann, Brahms and Mendelssohn. They seem to grow further and further apart, but in the end, when it is time for the last song, they realise they may have lost a lot in life, but they have found each other.
The Deutsches Theater of the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor will be performing Ein Tag am Strand (Down at the Beach), my play based on the e.e. cummings poem about Molly, Milly, Maggie and May on 9 and 10 April. For more information go to http://www-personal.umich.edu/~jshie/DT11.html
About the play: “This beautiful, short play by Dutch playwright, Rebekka W.R. Bremmer explores the
relationship between four sisters, their differences, their love for each other, and how each one of them ultimately deals with loss.”
Many thanks to Janet Hegman Shier, the director, for her interest and enthusiasm!
Volgende maand gaat de voorstelling Bleke Rozen in première! Omdat het niet gelukt is subsidie te krijgen (kritiek was dat het niet commercieel genoeg was… tja, het is geen grootscheepse musical maar een ontroerend stuk over twee vrouwen die hun levens bloot leggen en liederen uit de Romantiek zingen) wordt niet mijn stuk in zijn geheel gespeeld, maar wel teksten daaruit. Ga voor meer informatie en de speeldata naar: http://www.stichtingpepe.nl!
Two actresses/singers, one pianist, 100 minutes.
A fictional encounter between Clara Schumann and Fanny Mendelssohn. Songs by Clara & Robert Schumann, Fanny & Felix Mendelssohn & Johannes Brahms.
Available in German and Dutch. Soon in English.
Down at the Beach
Four actresses, 90 minutes.
A play about four sisters dealing with the suicide of one them. Based on a poem by e.e. cummings (maggie and milly and molly and may).
Available in English, German and Dutch.
Six actresses, 70 minutes.
Three of Kafka’s real life girlfriends meet three of his female characters.
Available in English, German, Dutch and Hebrew.