A&X by John Berger

Volksbühne Basel

The opposite of the eternal is
«the forgotten»

Concept und Text-Version Anina Jendreyko
Direction Axel Nitz
Media Scenography Tabea Rothfuchs 
Costumes Cornelia Peter
Video tech. David Fortmann
Light / tech Michel Jann
Actors Anina Jendreyko, Robert Baranowski, Orhan Müstak, Maya Alban-Zapata

Xavier was sentenced to two lifetimes in prison due to political reasons. His Lover A’ida writes to him. The Power of her words, her courage and her lust for life are stronger than the walls and barriers.

«The ephemeral is not the opposite of the eternal.
The opposite of the eternal is the forgotten.»

In his Novel, John Berger shows the political Aspects of human existence,
in the small things of everyday life, just as well as in exceptional circumstances.
Love and hope are not possessions, but a constantly recurring decision one must make. 
A&X is an evening against neglect – against our fading awareness of all those, who stood up for a life without war and suppression – and are still fighting it today.
Poetic and sensitive a story is put on stage, that could take place everywhere in the world. Today – Now.