Christoph Marthaler, master of all that is whimsical and bizarre, presents a civil service revue about eager representatives of an old world with a supranational sense of duty. As they try to find solutions to serious problems, they seem increasingly helpless and lost. Observing this world, which is at once familiar and strange, absurdly isolated and perhaps already lost, the audience is subjected to a strange and seemingly inextricable entanglement of feelings.
- Artistic Team and Cast
Directed by Christoph Marthaler
Concept by Christoph Marthaler, Malte Ubenauf, Ueli Jäggi
Stage design Duri Bischoff
Costume design Sara Kittelmann
Lighting Jürgen Tulzer
Musical direcion Jürg Kienberger
Dramaturgy Malte Ubenauf
With Hassan Akkouch, Raphael Clamer, Olivia Grigolli, Walter Hess, Ueli Jäggi, Jürg Kienberger, Stefan Merki, Annette Paulmann
Production Münchner Kammerspiele
Christoph Marthaler was born in Erlenbach near Zurich. In the 1970s and 1980s he worked as a musician for several German-language theatres and was continuously active at the Theater Basel from 1988 to 1993. The 1993 production Murx den Europäer! Murx ihn! Murx ihn! Murx ihn! Murx ihn ab! (Volksbühne am Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz, Berlin) extended the audience for his novel dramatic language to theatres in Germany and marks the beginning of a very successful and defining theatre language wich he developed together with dramaturg Stefanie Carp and stage designer Anna Viebrock.