Thermal Resistance

By Ferdinand Schmalz

World premiere

Direction Barbara Falter / Stage Design Dominik Freynschlag / Costume and Wardrobe Noelle Brühwiler / Sound Sandro Corbat
Cast Jirka Zett, Fritz Fenne, Lena Schwarz, Dagna Litzenberger Vinet, Siggi Schwientek, Klaus Brömmelmeier

Hannes, Bademeister Jirka Zett
Leon, Masseur / Kurgast Fritz Fenne
Roswitha, Kurverwalterin / Kurgast Lena Schwarz
Marie, Beraterin / Kurgast Dagna Litzenberger Vinet
Walter, Bademeister Siggi Schwientek
Dr. Folz, Geologe / Kurgast Klaus Brömmelmeier
 
Direction Barbara Falter
Stage Design Dominik Freynschlag
Costume and Wardrobe Noelle Brühwiler
Sound Sandro Corbat
Lighting Daniel Leuenberger
Literary Manager Gwendolyne Melchinger
Assistant Director Valeria Popp
Internship Stage Design and Costume Anna Caderas
Prompter Rita von Horváth
In the thermal spa all hell breaks loose. Peace and quiet are a thing of the past, although the spa guests are in urgent need of relaxation. However, the spa’s manager Roswitha has different plans – and a soft drink giant on the hook. She wants to capitalize on the spring water and transform the spa into a temple of luxury. The preparations are in full swing as a representative of the soft drink company is already on her way. Yet there is resistance from one single person – Hannes, the pool attendant. He has a vision of a different society and calls for a spa for everyone. Following the slogan “The baths to those who go bathing belly-up”, he puts up resistance.

The new piece written under commission of the Schauspielhaus Zürich by Austrian playwright Ferdinand Schmalz gives us his take on the feel-good bubble we’ve made ourselves comfortable in, and tells the story of what happens when the bubble bursts – in a language full of wit and lightness and philosophical foresight.
 

Pfauen/Kammer

Unterstützt vom Österreichischen Kulturforum Bern

  • Stadt Zurich
  • Swiss Re
  • Zürcher Kantonalbank
  • Migros