Based on the film “Große Freiheit Nr. 7” by Helmut Käutner.

A production of the fringe-ensemble and phoenix5
In cooperation with theaterimballsaal Bonn and Theater im Pumpenhaus Münster

The sea – the stuff of dreams? Boundless expanse, endless rushes, salty air, the sun sinking into the sea – all these are indispensable ingredients to the dream of great freedom. Seen from the sea, the whole thing looks a bit more complex, life at sea always includes a portion of loneliness, the not entirely safe dictates of the force of nature and the longing for the mainland.

With: David Fischer, Justine Hauer, Severin von Hoensbroech, Petra Kalkutschke, Georg Lennarz, Laila Nielsen, Harald Redmer
Director: Frank Heuel
Stage and costumes: Lisa Witzmann
Dramaturgy: Svenja Pauka

“A wind blows from the south and pulls me out to sea! My child, do not be sad, even the parting hurts …”.

That’s what Hans Albers once sang in the movie “Große Freiheit Nr. 7”. For its new production, the fringe ensemble goes out to sea and back to land. The object of investigation is the myth of the “sailor”. What drives him at sea? What can keep him on land? Are longing and wanderlust stronger than home and family? And what comes after that? What is life on dry land like after the great freedom at sea?

GREAT FREEDOM offers a glimpse into the shallows of the sailors’ longings for freedom and the women who remained on land for the strong men with open hearts. And we, who are at some distance from the great oceans, feel that longing plays the same exciting game with us, without which life would be only half as beautiful.

Supported by the City of Münster, the Kunststiftung NRW, the Minister President of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia, the Fonds Darstellende Künste e.V. and the Federal City of Bonn.