On Wednesday the American essayist David Sedaris filled the Babylon Mitte Cinema with tales of sadistic rabbits, alcoholic cats, and pity-craving bears. A departure from his normal autobiographical work, Sedaris presented a collection of fables that satirically commented on human nature with a modern twist.
Donning a rabbit hat to open the reading, David Sedaris and Gerd Köster, who read in German, took turns reading the selected tales. Although the stories were at times graphic and jarring, the audience appreciated their relevancy. For example, the tale of the animals who built a gate at the entrance to the forest and the rabbit that guarded it satirized the controversial topics of border control, racial profiling, and national security.