The Hague actor and director Christian Dolezal chose the “biggest and most important theme” for his first cabaret solo – Thursday’s premiere at the Rabenhof: love.
Dolezal: “Everyone strives to allow love into their lives and fails because of the most ridiculous flaws. No discipline is more important than having a relationship.” He quoted a line from the show: “Love is the chef that does the most harm in the world.”
Why the title “lack of heart”? Dolezal: “Sometimes you let yourself fall into something recklessly and naively – and then you’re surprised that you survive as a seriously injured person.”
All of the stories he tells on stage are real and have happened: “Either I experienced them myself or they are stories from my circle of acquaintances. But I won’t name any real names. There are characters like ‘clever, annoying ex-girlfriend Louisa’ or ‘farmer W.’ or ‘transvestites’. produce.”
Not the only fool
There was talk of a “serious injury” – is that funny then? Dolezal, who describes himself as “completely sore now,” smiles: “It’s funny how ridiculous these flaws thwart the love project. It showed my weakest, most ridiculous side. I tried the show on a small set – and the audience rocked with laughter. It’s obviously good that You know you’re not the only idiot in the world.”
Everyone has an “ever-increasing longing” for love: “Relationships can bring you down, but you can’t do without them either, or you’ll just get weird and lonely. You want eyes like yours to look at you—at least sometimes.”
open your heart
The director is veteran Paul Harather. Dolezal: “I play everything Paul every day – and he gives me good advice. He guides me so I can get the right curve. He’s a huge expert and specializes in comedy. He likes the same weird and inappropriate humor that I do, and the oddities of being human.”
How does Dolezal judge himself on his script? “It’s the most humble cabaret show ever—no one ever sacrifices themselves. I don’t like feel-good solo artists. I’d rather open my heart.” Looks like a great evening.
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