“Wordless and yet somehow so expressive, full of yearning and yet also _lled with joy; this is splendid andimmensely skillful character comedy.” —<the Guardian> PROGRAM: TEATRO DELUSIO
TEATRO DELUSIO is theatre in the theatre. A fantasticensemble excels in breathtaking fighting scenes,deadly intrigues and heart- breaking arias of worldfamousplays. Night by night they steer towardsunprecedented triumphs. That is on one side. Onthe other side three stage technicians work in thebackstages’darkness. Their lives, which usually remainhidden, now recede into the light. Familie Floz hascreated a small family, whose home is the theatre itself:the efficient Bob is young, strong and unpredictable; the chronically tired and sickly Bernd is constantlybossed around and the idle, always hungry Ivan ispermanently anxious not to loose control over theshows. Separated from the radiant stars on stage bynothing more than a sparse scenery the three untiringhelpers are fighting for their own happiness in adifferent universe. Yet in a magical way the glamorousworld of pretence connects and is blended with thedown to earth life backstage. TEATRO DELUSIO is onceagain the art to say everything without a single word.
The FAMILIE FLOZ was established in 1994 bya small group of acting and mime students at the Folkwang-Hochschule Essen in Germany,experimenting with masks. In 1996, the original version of “FamilieFloz kommt Uber Tage” wasreceived with great enthusiasm by the press and public and became the group’s namesake yearslater. Over the past 20 years they have toured with five different productions to 27 countries,giving Familie Floz an international reputation for its unique poetic and comic ensemble. “HotelParadiso” celebrated its premier in 2006 in sevendifferent locations and has been touring verysuccessfully worldwide ever since. Just recentlythe show performed a spectacular sold-out run atthe Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2015.