Plagwitz’s Noch Besser Leben hosts stand-up comedy in English periodically, and the next one is Thursday, June 18. According to their Facebook event page, the lineup for Thursday, brought by Comedy in English Berlin, includes comedians from the U.S., Russia, Poland and Ireland; the emcee is from Colombia. The show starts at 9 p.m. For more fun events happening in Leipzig this week, visit our Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/leipglo.
Heiko Rosenthal addresses the recent violent outbursts around the Federal Administrative Court and the US Consulate General in Leipzig.
Our arts and culture columnist today shows us some of the international and local highlights in art found along the streets, and gives us some historical and cultural insights into their often controversial medium, which is increasingly grabbing attention and followers in the mainstream. Bonus inside: street art photo gallery.
For those of you who haven’t had a chance to see the absolutely mind- and soul-shaking rendition of Cleansed by the new Glasgow-based Fear No Colours Theatre Group – and for those who’d like a glimpse into what has driven its director and actors, and shaped the characters – I’ve put together a video narrative from a backstage chat I had with them and from their performance I attended Saturday, June 13, at Leipzig’s Neues Schauspiel. Stick ’til the end of the video to hear how they liked Leipzig. https://youtu.be/3L7K4wgnb1Y
Our regular MoviesAndTV columnist, a Leipzig lover, today shares with us what he has discovered over the years about what has historically and culturally made our city a sort of “crossroads of Europe,” writing that “living here, you really feel the change from a provincial to not only a pan-European city, as in the past, but one with an international flavour and a beat in the streets.”
A young, brave and intensely talented troupe of Glasgow actors performs Cleansed by Sarah Kane for the last time in Leipzig, at least this season, Sunday at 8 p.m. at Neues Schauspiel. I’d take the opportunity to see them if I were you; it’s the most intimate, passionate and raw theater performance I’ve ever seen. And it’s in English.