Original title: Privatleben
First Slovenian production
29 January 2010
Karla's father and other roles
Larissa and other roles
Boštjan Gombač, Igor Leonardi (Guitar)
Train conductor, Mother, Child, Football fan, Walther, Cook, Waitress, Mrs. Schneider, Silke, Peter
She and He, two reserved individualists, first meet in the train. They are both relatively well-off, average, early middle-aged people who live modern urban way of life. They bump into each other again a few hours later and it’s just another coincidence, even though it is followed by spending the night together. They like each other in a way, but they just cannot deal with their private life. However, they are slowly coming together through the way of coincidences.
Nine scenes intercut with short episodes including flashbacks and direct address to the audience. The two protagonists describe their winding road and it turns out that »private life«, which they tend to deny, is actually love.
Ulrike Syha represents the youngest generation of German playwrights. She was awarded the prestigious Kleist Advancement Award for young playwrights for her second play On the Road in Germany (2002). Private life was premiered with great success at theatre Schauspielhaus Chemnitz in 2008.
45th Maribor Theatre Festival