"Exit 89" is funded through Zipp – German-Czech Cultural Projects.
A rundown autobahn rest area somewhere between Berlin and Brno in the Czech Republic. A long night in August - six people, six stories, all of which are tied to the year 1968. And a fateful dog. A night of quarrelling, love, heavy drinking and an accident. In the middle of August. In the middle of a snowstorm.
This is "Exit 89". One night at a rest area on the autobahn. Nela and Christian argue, Rudi and Saša get drunk. Karel and Punt'a get lost on the autobahn. Jirina makes sandwiches and two police officers are faced with a major pile-up and are baffled. A snowstorm in August. Dubcek, covered in dust, lies in the back of a lorry. Forty carnations strewn on the autobahn. Five dead and a dog, the only survivor of this story.
Authors: Jaroslav Rudiš and Martin Becker
Composer: Michal Nejtek
Director: Jirí Havelka
Schedule and venues:
22 October 2008 Archa Theatre Prague, premiere
Additional performances: 23 - 24 October 2008 Archa Theatre Prague, 31 October - 1 November 2008 Kampnagel Hamburg, 16 November 2008 Centrum experimentalního divadla, Brno, 9/10 May 2009 Festspielhaus Hellerau, Dresden