Theater: Much cheers for John Malkovich at the Thalia Theater in Hamburg

Lots of cheers for John Malkovich at the Thalia Theater in Hamburg

Hollywood star John Malkovich together with Lithuanian actress Ingeborga Dapkunaite in the play “In the Solitude of Cotton Fields” at the Thalia Theater. photo

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Hollywood star John Malkovich appears again and again on German stages – for example in “Just Call Me God” in the Elbphilharmonie in 2017. Now he can be seen in a two-person play at the Thalia Theater.

Standing applause and cheers for a world star in Hamburg: the American actor John Malkovich (70, “Dangerous Liaisons”) celebrated a successful German premiere with the international production “In The Solitude Of Cotton Fields” on Saturday at the sold-out Thalia Theater.

Together with the Lithuanian actress Ingeborga Dapkunaité, the Hollywood star embodies an encounter between two people in the twilight in the play by the French playwright Bernard-Marie Koltès (1948-1989). With a strong focus on the body, both discuss topics such as desire and guilt, seducing and being seduced, buying and selling in a threatening, mysterious atmosphere.

The production by Russian director Timofey Kulyabin, a co-production with the Dailes Theater Lithuania, was first shown in Riga in March 2022. There are a total of four performances on the program in Hamburg.

Malkovich already had a big appearance in Bremen this month: There he was awarded the “Golden Pug” prize at the film festival – for his multi-layered work.


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