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In the night-time stations of inner-city Berlin, a gang of teenagers ‘surf' trains. Theirs is an uncompromising world, where language is tough and the stakes are dangerously high...
But when the gang tries to cover up the violent death of their eldest member on the tracks, a bizarre fantasy emerges...set in Venezuela.
This rebellious, darkly comic story by German-language writer Guy Helminger recently won the prestigious Baden-Württemburg award for youth drama.
Venezuela opened on 4th March 2003 at the Arcola Theatre, Hackney, as part of the Arcola's German Season, supported by the Goethe Institut Inter Nationes