Kaiserslautern holds “Get it all out” street theater festival

by Petra Lessoing
86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

During the street theater festival in Kaiserslautern, the mask theater, Blaumeier-Atelier, presents its latest production, Camera Obscura, at 7:30 p.m. today, 2:30 and 5 p.m. Saturday, and 1 and 4:30 p.m. Sunday on Stockhausplatz. — courtesy photo

Kaiserslautern’s 11th annual street theater festival called “Alles muss raus,” Get it all out, will take place today through Sunday in the city center. The Lebenshilfe Kaiserslautern (an association for disabled persons) will sponsor the event in cooperation with Lebenshilfe Arts and Culture, the city of Kaiserslautern and the Rheinland-Pfalz Culture Summer.
More than 20 ensembles will perform in the streets and on squares in Kaiserslautern. About 200 disabled and non-disabled artists and musicians from seven countries will meet and celebrate a three-day-long fest.
The festival will officially open with a revue at 7:30 p.m. today in Fruchthalle, known as Kaiserslautern’s concert hall. The revue featuring a funny show and music performances is the only event asking for an admission fee of €5. All other performances are free.
Performances on the first day will include the Blaumeier mask ensemble with their show, “Camera Obscura,” at 7:30 p.m. on Stockhausplatz and the band Kosmonovski with Indie rock at 8:30 p.m. at the stage near Stiftskirche. The Belgish Tol Theater will present their spectacular show, “Pedaleando Hacia el Cielo,” where a crane takes artists up into the air at 10 p.m. on Stiftsplatz.

The four members of Danza Mobile perform during the street theater festival at 2 and 5 p.m. Saturday, and 2:30 and 5:30 p.m. Sunday in the yard of Stiftskirche in Kaiserslautern. — courtesy photo

Saturday, presentations will begin at noon with an ensemble walking on stilts near Stiftskirche. The French group Les Goulus will ride as The Horseman through the streets to entertain the audience. The band The Beez with members from the United States and Australia will play a diversified musical program. The clown band The Bombastics will provide music and fun.
Until 11 p.m. various groups will present dances, music, clownery, acrobatics, fire shows, fantastic costumes and unique activities.
Sunday, presentations will start at 1 p.m. in different locations. Again, more than 200 artists will show off their skills and The Beez will close out the festival at 8 p.m. on the stage near Stiftskirche.
Saturday and Sunday, the festival invites visitors to take part in activities and workshops. Information will be available at the Infopoint, the kiosk on Stiftsplatz.

Tickets for the opening revue tonight will be available at the door at 6:30 p.m.
For details on all performers and happenings, visit www.alles-muss-raus-festival.de.