Moise und die Welt der Vernunft

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Based on the novel by Tennessee Williams
Staging: Alexander Giesche

After the award-winning visual poem Der Mensch erscheint im Holozän after Max Frisch, Alexander Giesche returns to the Pfauen for the last time. This time, Alexander Giesche is inspired by Tennessee Williams' last novel: Moise and the World of Reason is a farewell. In loose associations, Williams describes the loneliness, alienation and marginalisation that drive an artist to withdraw from the world of reason – and to break with art. Alexander Giesche takes Tennessee Williams' last words to create a powerful visual poem about the tenderness of encounter and the bitterness of parting.

Alexander Giesche
Stage design
Nadia Fistarol
Costume design
Felix Siwiński
Sound design
Singoh Nketia
Pata Popov
Graphic Design
Clemens Piontek
Christoph Kunz
Bendix Fesefeldt
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Audience Development
Mathis Neuhaus
Touring & International Relations
Sonja Hildebrandt
Production Assistance
Dominic Schibli
Stage design assistance
Chih-Ying Lin / Manuel Halblützel
Costume design Assistance
Marcus Karkhof
Video assistant
Timon Däster
Michael Durrer
Gerlinde Uhlig-Vanet
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  • Premiere: 19. April 2024, Pfauen
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  • 🛈 Introduction 30 min before the play on 22.4., 23.4., 3.5., 22.5., 29.5. and 31.5.
    *** Trigger warning: This production contains depictions of suicidal acts.
    Sensory warning: Stroboscopes and bright light images as well as fog are used in the auditorium. ***
Monday 22.04. 20:00 Pfauen
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Tuesday 23.04. 20:00 Pfauen
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Thursday 25.04. 20:00 Pfauen
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Tuesday 30.04. 20:00 Pfauen
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Wednesday 01.05. 18:00 Pfauen
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Friday 03.05. 20:00 Pfauen
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Monday 20.05. 18:00 Pfauen
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Tuesday 21.05. 20:00 Pfauen
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Wednesday 22.05. 20:00 Pfauen
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Tuesday 28.05. 20:00 Pfauen
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Wednesday 29.05. 20:00 Pfauen
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Friday 31.05. 20:00 Pfauen
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Sunday 02.06. 20:00 Pfauen
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About Season 23/24

The 23/24 season of the Schauspielhaus Zürich will be special. Not only because it is the last season of Nicolas Stemann's and Benjamin von Blomberg's directorship, but also because the eight house directors are all returning to the house once again to work on new productions. In eight short videos, they talk about their plans.