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Kinski And I

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Devised and Performed by CJ Johnson

Holden Street Theatre Studio

February 11 – February 22 2015 at 6pm

As part of the Adelaide Fringe Festival


Winner of the Sydney Fringe Festival 2014 Theatre Award, Kinski And I will play at the Holden Street Theatre Studio from February 11 – February 22 2015 as part of the Adelaide Fringe Festival.


Klaus Kinski, the world’s most prolific movie star, is infamous for being egomaniacal, sex-obsessed, even insane. CJ Johnson, concluding a twenty year obsessional investigation, offers his findings, and they are much darker than that.



Even if you’ve never heard of Klaus Kinski or Werner Herzog, you’ll still be struck dumb by this hilarious – and very dark – portrait of the craziest, most difficult, most bizarre, and certainly most promiscuous movie star ever.

While working with some of the world’s greatest directors and making an astonishing 135 films (including five with Herzog), Kinski lived such an extreme life that any single day he might end up in a stranger’s bed, a brawl, a prison cell, an accident, a pregnancy or a lawsuit… on a Wednesday.


A person might think that I only lie around in bed and pass my time f**king.

That’s not true… I can’t just f**k, I have to earn money, too.

                Klaus Kinski, All I Need Is Love


“Kinski was always the most mad and passionate of actors but his writing takes those qualities to extreme dimensions – it is berserk. He’s an incredibly problematic artist to be obsessed with. Questions of separating the artist from the art, as with Polanski, and of unproven yet terribly serious accusations, such as with Woody Allen, are both hugely present with Kinski. He was a mad, tormented genius, but he may also have been a monster,” said CJ Johnson.


Kinski’s autobiography, banned and pulped almost immediately after its initial release, is presented as a theatrical fantasia of humour and depravity in 80 minutes by CJ Johnson, movie critic, host of ABC’s Movieland, playwright and filmmaker. None of it is pretty. Hilarious, hallucinatory and nightmarish, it’s a total original.


You have been warned.


Written and Performed by CJ Johnson

Additional investigation by Stella Nikisch

Directed by Michael Pigott

Soundscape by David Stalley

Videoscape by Laura Turner


Kinski and I

Holden Street Theatre Studio, 34 Holden St, Hindmarsh

Dates: Wednesday, 11 February – Sunday, 22 February 2015

Times: Wednesday – Sunday at 6pm



Feb 11-12                  Adult $20, Concession and Group $15 / TREv $13.50

Feb 13-22                  Adult $25, Concession and Group $20 / TREv $15


Bookings: / (08) 8223 1450