Why do we need Kafka

Theater texts

Culture editor Prof. Kurt Kraemer is faced with a difficult decision, perhaps the most difficult one: his library contains around six thousand books, but a move is imminent and the villa in which the extended family lives has been sold. The parents are to be delivered to the “Hesperiden” senior citizens' park - a “noble grave mound” for mother-in-law Lissy. And Kurt himself and his wife Doris are planning a peaceful life with a whirlpool and a view of the lake in the Sanssouci residence. In the new home, however, there is at most room for six hundred books. From Kant to Marcuse and Böll - meters by the meter of German spirit must be hawked. At a price commensurate with the level of spirit, of course.

But there is nothing more unsaleable than a good theory. Even when sorting out the books to be handed in, Kraemer's marriage with the telenovela-mad Doris threatens to collapse - too many life lies and affairs are hidden between the dusty book covers. And antiquarian Peter von Kranzfelder, who comes with his all-too-pretty assistant Myrthe, turns out to be a tough, calculating cultural pessimist who whistles the end of literature. He trades the price for the linen-bound cultural heritage down until he wants to be paid for taking over the library ...

“Sanssouci” by Gert Heidenreich is a hearty, sharp-tongued farce about the absolutely definitive end of the Gutenberg era. Where the televisions are getting bigger and the shelves are getting smaller, where the rampant digitization evaporates the thoughts beyond recognition, the only way for the good old book is to the museum “Sanssouci”. Or the rest ramp. But there is also hope in Heidenreich's turbulent struggle against the fall of the West - it rests on Kraemer's cocktail sipping mother-in-law Lissy and a representative of the Facebook generation: son and grandson Jomo, who unexpectedly appears as a life artist with an amazing wife.

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