Frank Heuel/Ivo Briedis

A joint production of fringe ensemble/phoenix5 and United Intimacy.

A conference on German-Latvian relations based on the example of the Vietinghoff family.
The Germans are in Latvia for the first time. They don’t know much about the country. A few clichés, common prejudices. The Latvians here don’t feel much different the other way around. The powerful Germany, a lot of money, etc. Now they make acquaintance with each other.

Direction and space: Frank Heuel
Text: Ivo Briedis
With: David Fischer, Justine Hauer, Ivo Martinsons, Gundars Grasbergs, Eline Vane, Maija Doveika, Harald Redmer, Severin von Hoensbroech

Premiere: June 02, 2005 | at the Theater im Pumpenhaus, Münster

Severin, one of the Germans, did not come to Latvia just to play. He is looking for his relatives here in Latvia – his ancestors. There is a well-known family here with a long Latvian history: Vietinghoff. He is related to that in some way.

Severin learns more about his family and the Latvians who belong to it during the course of the evening.
Confusion arises about the Big Latvian Family. It seems at times that they are all related to each other. And what does he have to do with it?
The story takes its course.
The result is a game about relationships, confusion and irritation.

Fiction impossible plays with actual events – German and Latvian artists meet for this project – and interweaves them with other fictional and actual events.

Supported by the Kunststiftung NRW, the Kulturstiftung des Bundes, the Minister President of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia and the NRW Landesbüro Freie Kultur.