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FRI Feb 4 + SAT Feb 5 / 8 pm

On SAT Feb 5 with audience talk
Duration: 90 min


›Dear playbill readers, We are looking forward to writing to you today! In the past, we have corresponded with pen friends who are in a lifelong lockdown – in prison. We collaborated with them on a stage production to which we cordially invite you today. We missed you. Best regards and take care, your Markus&Markus theater collective‹

Penthesilea, Judith, Clytemnestra, Medea, Lady Macbeth. Evening after evening, we let ourselves be swept along by their violent acts and take pleasure in drama, murder and manslaughter. If they weren’t captured in Penguin Classics, they would probably be in jail. That is where the theater collective Markus&Markus sought out the – very real – protagonists for their new piece and started writing them letters. They became pen-friends with women convicted of murder. In their inimitable form of documentary theater, which entirely dispenses with a claim to reality, Markus&Markus jointly create a theater evening that raises new questions concerning humanity and second chances.

CONCEPT & REALIZATION  Lara-Joy Bues, Katarina Eckold, Markus Schäfer, Markus Schmans

STAGE & COSTUME  CassidyAndTheKid
VOICES  Marie Jordan, Ronja Losert, Laura Naumann
DRAWINGS  Rosanna Merklin

Supported by Fonds Darstellende Künste in co-production with LOT Braunschweig, Pavillon Hannover, Sophiensaele Berlin, ROXY Birsfelden, Theater Rampe Stuttgart, Lichthof Theater Hamburg, and by MWK Niedersachsen, Stiftung Niedersachsen, den Regierenden Bürgermeister Berlin - Senatskanzlei - Kulturelle Angelegenheiten, Friedrich Weinhagen Stiftung. With thanks to Amber, April, Lisa-Jo, Maureen, Milishia.

Guest performance in the framework of the NFT. This project is made possible by the program ›Verbindungen Fördern‹ of the German Federal Association of the Performing Arts, funded by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media.

nft_farbig  BundesverbandfreieDK  BKM_2017_Office_Farbe


No reservations. Tickets available online and at all Nordwest-Ticket ticket agencies. Remaining tickets from 60 min before the start of the event at the box office.
FRI Feb 4 8 pm
SAT Feb 5 8 pm


Joint price system 14 / 10 / 7 EURO, Bremen Pass/Kultursemesterticket 3 EURO. No further reductions. Online-Tickets plus 1 EURO fee.

Due to the current incidence levels in Bremen, the 2G-plus-rule applies (vaccinated - recovered + tested) to all events at the Schwankhalle. Persons who have already received a booster vaccination or whose second vaccination was not longer than three months ago are exempt from the testing requirement. Please plan some extra time for the check-in process and be there at least 15 minutes before the event starts.
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