“With extraordinary sensitivity, the actors make their characters tremble, despair and laugh. At the centre of the stage designed by Charlotte Pistorius is a revolving two-floor tower: a staircase to nowhere, which allows a glimpse here and there, but all the more obstructs the view of processes inside. This is clever, like everything here, but unobtrusive – without a dramaturgical whirl of foam. A piece like “Survival” is an ensemble performance or it inevitably fails. The fact that the almost two-hour balancing act at enormous height of fall does not even stumble once is a sensation”.
taz, Jan-Paul Koopmann 2.3.2020
“”Survival” is an important contribution, which was well received by the audience at the premiere. The production brings people together in order not to let the topic, the killed, the escaped, the relatives, but also the silent, repressed and accomplices fall into oblivion. It’s been a long time since theatre has been as life-affirming as this time.”
NWZ, Oliver Schulz 1.3.2020
“In the state theater you can now witness a daring endeavor: Using the means of the theatre, an attempt is being made to contribute to the investigation of these crimes. (…) One gets the impression that here people have had the opportunity for the first time to talk about traumas that were reopened by the late investigations or that arose from them in the first place – and with which they were then often left alone.”
Süddeutsche Zeitung, Alexander Menden 1.3.2020