Mr. Selge, are you a friend of big parties? My wife and I like to celebrate our birthdays, but we prefer it with family. This time we’re playing the play “Rosige Aussicht” at the Komödie am Kurfürstendamm every day, and since we’re on stage every evening, I’ll invite this team to dinner on the Monday when there are no games. Twenty people, friends, family.

In the past, if you were celebrating your 75th birthday, you got gift baskets and a congratulatory card from the mayor. Has anything like that happened? You’re right, I remember my father had something like that. I have already received mail from the Federal President and the Federal Chancellor for my seventies, so I am not expecting anything more.

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