Millions of young people are leaving Europe in the 19th century. Poverty, famine, wars and disillusioning political developments are forcing them to leave their homes.
Mostly via Hamburg or Bremerhaven they cross the Atlantic Ocean, drawn towards the land of hope and glory which everyone is talking about. During their weeklong travel at sea, in miserable conditions, they’re trapped in a liminal space: full of nostalgic memories of what they had to leave behind, of hope for a better future and full of anxiety for the arrival on the new shore and their reception by the people living there.
The Emigrants is a coproduction performance between JES Theatre, Stuttgart and NIE. The performance opened on 7.May 2016 in JES, Stuttgart and is since then played in JES Theatres repertoire.
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