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Hello, Mister MacGuffin!

By René Pollesch

“There is one in almost every film. It’s the falcon from ‘The Maltese Falcon,’ the tesseract in ‘The Avengers.’ It’s always the thing that concerns the actors on screen, but about which the audience cares little. Alfred Hitchcock gave it the name. It is thus an object that owes its prominence to its very insignificance. Towards the end of the film, the MacGuffin also becomes quite irrelevant for the protagonists. And I would like to prevent that. I exist, after all… so my name is MacGuffin.”
René Pollesch

For the first time, René Pollesch will be staging one of his avant-garde comedies in a set by designer Anna Viebrock, who is already very well-known in Zurich. The piece combines Pollesch’s idiosyncratically witty language with slapstick and quotations from revues and classic films. The actors and actresses investigate the phenomena of love, everyday life and self-exploitation in times of modern capitalism.

With Sophie Rois, Hilke Altefrohne, Marie Rosa Tietjen, Jirka Zett, Inga Busch
René Pollesch
Stage Design and Costume
Anna Viebrock
Lighting Designer
Christoph Kunz
Karolin Trachte
Assistant Director
Clara Isabelle Dobbertin
Assistant Stage Designer
Ana Brotankova
Assistant Costume Designer
Sabrina Bosshard
Rita von Horváth
Stage Manager
Ralf Fuhrmann
Internship Direction
Fabiola Kuonen
Literary Internship
Andrea Frei

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