“Sander, you have to go to the West”. Thus begins the (fictitious) journey of Schwerin-born author Gregor Sander from East Berlin to Gelsenkirchen. There, he joins Gabi and her boyfriend Ömer in an old miner’s cottage. The era of mines, coking plants and steelworks may be over, but its legacy lives on in the region. On his journey of discovery, Sander comes across old spoil heaps and new sculptures of Lenin, goes for a beer with unemployed miners, meets Schalke fans and factory workers. In “Lenin in Schalke”, Gregor Sander takes an affectionate, humorously serious look at a city that tops the league of negative statistics: poorest German city, highest rate of unemployment, lowest income per capita. The East German perspective on this apparently forgotten slice of the West is particularly profound. “Gregor Sander knows how to write scenes that you can almost go for a walk in” (Deutschlandradio Kultur).
Host: Hartmut Kowsky-Kawelke
21. October 2022
Pre Pre sale price (fees excluded) 14 € | 10 € erm. (zzgl. Gebühren)
Eve Evening fund price 19 € | 15 € erm.
Literaturhaus Oberhausen / Gdanska Theater
Eingang im Hof, Gutenbergstr. 8