by Lothar Kittstein

A production of the fringe ensemble in cooperation with the Theater im Pumpenhaus in Münster and the theaterimballsaal in Bonn.

With: Bettina Marugg, Laila Nielsen, Severin von Hoensbroech
Director: Frank Heuel
Dramaturgy: Svenja Pauka
Stage: Eduardo Seru

World premiere: March 5, 2008 at theaterimballsaal, Bonn

The fringe ensemble and Lothar Kittstein continue their successful collaboration. With HOTEL KAIRO, the Bonn-based author has once again written a suspenseful piece especially for the ensemble. It is about three Germans in Egypt, about nail care and ice-cold rooms, about the fear of Arabs and the longing to be able to laugh at oneself.
A high-ranking German politician is on a state visit to Egypt. His wife is waiting at the hotel for the ladies’ program to finally begin. Her stylist does her up, a bodyguard watches over her. But the wife of the Egyptian Minister of the Interior, with whom she is supposed to go to the pyramids, is a long time coming. Fear of an attack is in the air. The longer the Egyptian stays away, the more nervous the three Germans become. Gradually, the situation is getting out of control.

HOTEL KAIRO is supported by 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.