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Kasimir und Karoline

©Reto Schmid

By: Ödön von Horváth
Staging: Leonie Böhm

“Love is an action, never simply a feeling.” (bell hooks) – Ödön von Horváth’s Kasimir and Karoline describes what an economic crisis does to a romantic relationship, and how this intimate connection is ultimately destroyed. In Leonie Böhm’s production, the focus is less on observing the life and loves of the petty bourgeoisie, but rather on searching for Kasimir and Karoline within ourselves. How does one come to a particular position, how does one remain personal and sensitive and close to one’s own impulses? Like children who have grown old, Leonie Böhm and three performers take a look at themselves, with a big dose of fantasy, but drawing on their own life experiences. Children in adult bodies stand onstage, young men open up to each other and play out their relationships with each other piece by piece. How old do we have to be to discover ourselves anew?

With Vincent Basse, Cedric von Borries, Lukas Vögler
Leonie Böhm
Set Design
Zahava Rodrigo
Helen Stein, Magdalena Schön
Johannes Rieder
Jakob Schumann
Drama Teacher
Suna Gürler

Based on a project transferring from the Theaterakademie Hamburg, Hochschule für Musik und Theater 2015

  • 1 hour 10 minutes
  • Zürich-Premiere: 15. September 2019
  • Recommended age: 16 and above
  • 🛈 Introduction 30 min before the play on 23.01., 29.01. and 08.02.

Image gallery & Videos

Bits on Pieces
More texts and contexts related to our stagings in the theatre’s journal.
Das mit der Liebe ist leider ein bisschen gar schnell vorbei

Der Erfahrungsbericht von Werner Rohner über Kasimir und Karoline