Kleine Fische (WT)

By Lucien Haug
Staging: Suna Gürler

Sometimes talking about movies that no one can remember clearly leads to the emergence of a play. That’s how it is for director Suna Gürler: a feel-good movie – one that’s not particularly worth watching – in which the mother dies, the father descends into mourning, and the only son befriends a guy who nobody really knows where he comes from or what he stands for, but who messes up everyone’s life without fail, inspiring her and author Lucien Haug to create a play about mourning, caring and the question of what happens when there’s a sudden shift in family structures and feelings.

Beyond dad-worship and patriarchy, Suna Gürler sets out together with a few male players in search of the men of the future. And watches them wonder, have tender encounters, be there for each other, deal with and reject feelings, slip into father roles, explore families and friendships beyond what’s taken as a given. Living as a “man”, interwoven with a living world – how could that work, despite all the unease?

Suna Gürler
Stage Design
Moïra Gilliéron
Fadrina Arpagaus

Supported by Ernst Göhner Stiftung and Landis & Gyr Stiftung

  • World premiere: 29. October 2022, Schiffbau-Box
  • Schiffbau-Box
  • Also interesting for ages 14 and up
Saturday 29.10. Schiffbau-Box
  • Premiere
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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.

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