by Anthony McCarten
Emma-Theater, Season 2015/16
Based on the novel „Death of a Superhero“ by Anthony McCarten
Adaptation Alexander Frank
Directed by Alexander Frank
Stage & Costume Design Anja Kreher
Sound Design Alexander Frank
Dramaturgy Sven Kleine
Anja S. Gläser (Krankenschwester etc)
Thomas Hofer (MiracleMan/Donald)
Marius Lamprecht (The Glove/Adrian etc)
Leander Kubillus (Off-voice Donald, 14y)
In this stage adaptation by Alexander Frank, three comic characters tell the tale of their inventor: Donald Delpe, 14 years old. He is a troubled teenager.
Not only is he a ‘terrible teen’ by default, as obsessed with sex, music, videogames and drugs as the rest of his gang, but he is also suffering from a life-threatening form of leukaemia, which makes him an even more difficult boy, both for his parents and his teachers.
Escaping into his own comic-book realm of immortal superheroes, ruthless villains and sex-crazed vamps, he repeatedly dashes his family’s hopes by refusing to fight the battles facing him in the real world.
All pictures © Uwe Lewandowski