A farewell in layers

The glaciers are melting. The slopes lack snow. The permafrost is thawing. What just held the peaks and flanks together threatens to tumble into the valley. In the face of dwindling time, an evening of theater is created that centers on the feverish patient and the question of what life-prolonging measures should be taken next. Accompanied by the sounds of the Grisons electric bassist Martina Berther, the ensemble gathers at the deathbed of the white giant: Ski racers without a place to train, mountaineers without a business model, alpine cows without water and unheard scientists. While some plead for covering the glacier in summer or for artificial snowmaking, others take it into their prayers. “Gletscher Requiem” (Glacier Requiem) is a sensual, grotesque requiem for the “no-longer-so-eternal ice” and a retrospective look at a tragicomic present.

Running time 1 hr 40 min
Language German
Supported by Ernst Göhner Stiftung und Landis&Gyr Stiftung, Theaterclub Neumarkt

Photo: Philip Frowein


Martina Berther, Maximilian Kraus, Elisa Plüss, Yara Bou Nassar, Sascha Ö. Soydan, Jakob Leo Stark, Anja Temperli, Dezsö Bödi

Production Team

Director: Franz-Xaver Mayr

Set Design: Anna Wohlgemuth

Costume Design: Korbinian Schmidt

Live Music: Martina Berther

Dramaturgy: Eneas Nikolai Prawdzic

Assitant Director: Kenza Nessaf

Stage and Probs Assistant: Anja Temperli

Franz-Xaver Mayr

Anna Wohlgemuth

Korbinian Schmidt

Martina Berther

Eneas Nikolai Prawdzic

Kenza Nessaf

Anja Temperli

Yara Bou Nassar

Sascha Özlem Soydan

Jakob Leo Stark

Elisa Plüss

Maximilian Kraus