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© Orpheas Emirzas

Adapted from the film by Ali Abbasi
Staging: Christopher Rüping

Instead of publishing a summary of the content of the play that awaits you this evening in the Schiffbauhalle, as is usually the case, we are complying with the wish of someone involved in the production sharing this text below. After all, we too share the desire for connection and togetherness, in private as well as in professional life, and are happy to support any attempts in this direction. Thus, at this point we introduce T. to you, first very briefly and soon in more detail:

T, Nature lover, 37 years young, good profession, 1.62 mtr
normal appearance (small scar on the coccyx)
star sign: Capricorn
financially independent,helpful and adaptable
seeks company; seeks nice people to listen to Adele, long walks in the woods (barefoot?) or to be silent together.
Everything can, nothing must. (Zurich area)

P.S.: We always get a bit dizzy when it comes to participatory theatre, so here's the all-clear that you have nothing to fear in this direction.


Christopher Rüping
Stage Design
Peter Baur
Costume Design
Ulf Brauner
Jonas Holle
Frank Bittermann
Katinka Deecke
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Audience Development
Mathis Neuhaus
Artistic Mediation T&S
Zora Maag
Touring & International Relations
Sonja Hildebrandt
Production Assistance
Rosa Stehle
Stage design assistance
Karl Dietrich
Costume design assistance
Mona Eglsoer
Production intern
Luis Liun Koch
Costume design intern
Rhena Geiger / Elisabeth Schüepp
Dayen Tuskan
Katja Weppler
Surtitle Riders
Charlotte Wührer
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Supported by Swiss Re

  • 1h 40min
  • World premiere: 16. September 2022, Schiffbau-Halle
  • Also interesting for ages 16 and up
  • 🛈 Introduction 30 min before the play on 14.10., 19.10. and 24.10.

    Trigger warning: In this production, the loss of a child is thematized. Sensory stimuli are also used with loud music and strobe lights.
Introduction: Katinka Deecke, Dramaturgy

Image gallery & Videos

Bits on Pieces
More texts and contexts related to our stagings in the theatre’s journal.

Für das Programmheft von Border hat sich die Dramaturgin Katinka Deecke mit der Schauspielerin Wiebke Mollenhauer und dem Regisseur Christopher Rüping unterhalten. Entstanden ist ein Gespräch über die Unterschiede zwischen Trollen und Menschen, die Natur als theatralen Möglichkeitsraum und das Vergehen von Zeit. 

The Directors Talk
About Season 22/23

In seven short videos, Trajal Harrell, Nicolas Stemann, Yana Ross, Christopher Rüping, Suna Gürler, Wu Tsang and Stas Zhyrkov talk about their plans for the upcoming theatre season.