Mehran is an English-speaking Sri Lankan, who has lived and worked in Bremen for seven years. This is his second real play – his first was Gallathea one year ago, when he discovered at the age of 62 a love for amateur theatre.
On the Ferryman:
The Ferryman has been going about his work for 45 years and although he meets passengers all the time, he is basically lonely. Therefore he always looks for a chance to chat with his passengers. He also avoids going home too much because his wife is quite moody – hence he spends a lot of time hanging around the wharf, even when not steering his ferry.