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Follow Us brings Henrik Ibsen's best-known female figure into the present and transfers her, in accordance with the demographic change of our time, to the retirement home.
As in Nora's Doll's House, there is no lack of rigid structures and paternalism, but the motto "nothing to lose - nothing to expect" also opens up a space of possibilities. Can we finally live out what we have always wanted, freed from norms and obligations? Does the actual reality of the individual only emerge when the word "future" disappears from the vocabulary? Between cake scent and icebox, cosy fireplace and fridgid snow storms, the audience is confronted with manifold fantasies about a future possible for all of us: the "old people's home".
TEXT, DIRECTIOn, DRAMATURGY, STAGE, PERFORMANCE Annina Machaz, Mira Kandathil PRODUCTION MANAGEMENT Miriam Walther Kohn, Laeticia Blättler CAMERA,CUT Ari Zehnder, Nathalie Kamber, Janos Mehnberg LIGHTDESIGN Benjamin Hauser TECHNIQUE Lukas Sander pyro effect Urs Bruderer SOUNDEFFECTS Stefan Schneider
A production of Follow Us in co-production with Gessnerallee Zürich, SOPHIENSÆLE and FREISCHWIMMEN, the production platform for performance and theatre, supported by brut Wien, FFT Düsseldorf, Gessnerallee Zürich, Schwankhalle Bremen, SOPHIENSÆLE and Theater Rampe Stuttgart, under management of SOPHIENSÆLE GmbH. Funded by Stadt Zürich Kultur.
The Festival Freischwimmer*innen. The Future is Female* is supported by the Senate Department for Culture and Europe and by the Capital Cultural Fund. Media partners: Ask Helmut, ExBerliner, Flux FM, Missy Magazine, taz. die tageszeitung, Zitty.