LOESS. A Weinviertel western
„This might not be the best theatrical production of the summer, but it’s definitely the weirdest.“
Martin Thomas Pesl, Falter (31/2022)
„You don’t have to know Großriedenthal to love „LOESS“. But it doesn’t hurt.“
Loess is a yellowish to ocher colored sediment. In 2021, loess was chosen as soil of the year. „LOESS“ is also a hyper-regional Weinviertel western, a meta-level mindfuck for a village in the Loesstal.
The furious ensemble around Johanna Hainz (the Bode), Rina Juniku (the cave priest) and Martin Hemmer (the lonesome stranger) tells in an imaginative way the story of a fertile soil sediment, which is so characteristic of the area, the wine and the people of the Großriedenthal. LOESS also tells of rock migration, disappeared men and legendary figures. The team around Klara Rabl embarks on the search for the regional essence and on their imaginative journey does not shy away from any risky substantive or aesthetic twist. The hypermedia western factor between film, theatre, performance (and… again film?!) adds a unique twist to the site specific performance.
The result is a completely new, varied local saga that, among other things, reveals the secret of the attraction of the Loesshof and finally gives the “soil of the year” the opportunity to give its long overdue acceptance speech.
„The wondrous, dreamlike in two senses, psychedelic-regional rock summer comedy LOESS by Klara Rabl! Look at this you gringos and outlaws and earthworms!“
written and directed by Klara Rabl
DOP, post production and Eiditing: Oliver Indra and Jeannine Felzmann
Assistant Director: Lisa Rodlauer
Soundtrack and Outside Eye: Marc Carnal
Sound Design: Oliver Aitzetmüller
Stage and Set Design, Costumes: Sophie Tautorus
Ensemble: Rina Juniku, Johanna Hainz und Martin Hemmer
with Franz Aigner, Franz Aigner, Apollonia Bitzan, Nikolaus Christoforetti, Katharina Holzer, Johannes Mayer, Erhard Mörwald, Alois Obenaus, Anna Perlaki