Die Toten

A project after the eponymous short story by James Joyce
German-speaking première

Direction Barbara Frey / Set Designer Martin Zehetgruber / Costume Designer Bettina Walter / Sound Barbara Frey, Jürg Kienberger
Cast Benito Bause, Jürg Kienberger, Claudius Körber, Michael Maertens, Lisa-Katrina Mayer, Elisa Plüss

Benito Bause
Jürg Kienberger
Claudius Körber
Michael Maertens
Lisa-Katrina Mayer
Elisa Plüss
 
Direction Barbara Frey
Set Designer Martin Zehetgruber
Costume Designer Bettina Walter
Sound Barbara Frey, Jürg Kienberger
Lighting Designer Rainer Küng
Dramaturg Geoffrey Layton
Assistant Director Marco Milling
Assistant Stage Designer Selina Puorger
Assistant Costume Designer Annina Gull
Stage Manager Aleksandar Sascha Dinevski
Prompter Gabriele Seifert
“His soul had approached that region where dwell the vast hosts of the dead. He was conscious of, but could not apprehend, their wayward and flickering existence. His own identity was fading out into a grey impalpable world: the solid world itself, which these dead had one time reared and lived in, was dissolving and dwindling.”

This is the state in which Gabriel Conroy – the main protagonist in the James Joyce’s short story, “The Dead” – finds himself after his wife has revealed to him that before their marriage she had a passionate affair with a young man, who subsequently died because of her. One of the themes of this project, which Barbara Frey has selected as the final production of her directorship at the Schauspielhaus Zürich, is the continued life of the dead among the living. The project is dedicated to James Joyce, who spent many years of his life in Zurich and also died here – a few days after a feast at the Restaurant Kronenhalle. Having risen from the dead, his ghost is about to conquer the stage of the Pfauen theatre. “The Dead” speak to us in many voices – an unbridled language that smoothly merges into music. The dead sing and dance, speaking of modest happiness and the narrow confines of life in Dublin, the city which, to Joyce, meant the world.
 

Pfauen

Mo , 20 May 20:00 21:50 Tickets Theatermontag
Su , 26 May 19:00 20:50 Tickets Einführung Spezial auf Englisch um 18:00 mit Dr. Michelle Witen, Anglistin Universität Basel / Migros-Abo
We , 29 May 20:00 21:50 Tickets Mittwoch Abo 5A und Abo A
Fr , 31 May 20:00 21:50 Tickets Freitag Abo 5B und Abo B
Su , 02 Jun 15:00 16:50 Tickets Sonntag Abo A
Tu , 04 Jun 20:00 21:50 Tickets Carte Blanche
Tu , 11 Jun 20:00 21:50 Tickets Einführung um 19:15
Th , 13 Jun 20:00 21:50 Tickets Donnerstag Abo 5B und Abo B
Fr , 14 Jun 20:00 21:50 Tickets Freitag Abo 5A und Abo A
Tu , 18 Jun 20:00 21:50 Tickets Final performances / Einführung um 19:15 Dienstag Abo 5A und Abo A
Th , 20 Jun 20:00 21:50 Tickets Final performances / Donnerstag Abo 5A und Abo A
Mo , 24 Jun 20:00 21:50 Tickets Last performance Theatermontag

  • Stadt Zurich
  • Swiss Re
  • Zürcher Kantonalbank
  • Migros