Das grosse Herz des Wolodja Friedmann

By Gerhard Meister

World premiere

Direction Sonja Streifinger / Stage Design Selina Puorger / Costume and Wardrobe Tiziana Angela Ramsauer
Cast Friederike Wagner, Gottfried Breitfuss, Ludwig Boettger, Claudius Körber, Sarah Gailer, Fritz Fenne

Paula Friedmann Friederike Wagner
Wolodja Friedmann Gottfried Breitfuss
Herr Schatz Ludwig Boettger
David Apfelbaum Claudius Körber
Gabriella Seidenfeld Sarah Gailer
Fritz Brupbacher / Polizist Fritz Fenne
 
Direction Sonja Streifinger
Stage Design Selina Puorger
Costume and Wardrobe Tiziana Angela Ramsauer
Lighting Daniel Leuenberger
Literary Manager Benjamin Große
Assistant Director Katharina Stark
Internship Direction Hanneke Alefsen
Literary Internship Laura Fellner

Gerhard Meister’s new play is set in the Zurich of the 1930s and 1940s, a place of exile. The piece revolves around the Friedmanns, a married couple who own the historically documented Comi boarding house. They give shelter to various characters, ranging from the Jewish musician to the failed revolutionary – all persecuted by the National Socialists. When the flood of refugees shows no sign of abating, they face a significant challenge: who else can they accommodate – without getting into difficulties themselves?

The young director Sonja Streifinger explores Switzerland’s political treatment of refugees during this period in its history. The individual stories of people from a variety of backgrounds coexisting in the smallest of spaces shed new light on the historical context and raise questions about how they lived together in a country that was not their own.

Pfauen/Kammer

Th, 29 Mar 19:30 Tickets Premiere
We, 04 Apr 19:30 Demokratischer Frühling
Tu, 10 Apr 19:30 Demokratischer Frühling
Fr, 13 Apr 19:30 Demokratischer Frühling
Mo, 16 Apr 19:30 Demokratischer Frühling
Tu, 17 Apr 19:30 Demokratischer Frühling
Fr, 20 Apr 19:30 Demokratischer Frühling anschl. Publikumsgespräch mit Theater Campus

  • Stadt Zurich
  • Swiss Re
  • Zürcher Kantonalbank
  • Migros