“Kasimir und Karoline” is a folk play by Ödön von Horváth. Premiering in 1932, the folk play Kasimir and Karoline by Ödön von Horváth is set at the Oktoberfest, “in our time”.
Theater im Bahnhof is elaborating a contemporary version of Ödön von Horváth’s Kasimir and Karoline, focusing on the importance of work in the age of digitisation.
The central themes of Horváth’s famous play are the importance of work as something that gives meaning to life and the social exclusion caused by losing one’s job. The play centres around Kasimir, an unemployed man trying to take his mind off things at Munich’s Oktoberfest amidst the economic crisis.
Theater im Bahnhof is elaborating a contemporary version of the play for Graz 2020, exploring the relationship between work and identity and the consequences of losing one’s job in the age of digitisation.