World premiere




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16,– normal
8,– ermäßigt
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Duration: app. 60 mins

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Event with headphones
The Seebühne at the Schwanenspiegel floats on the water while the audience sits on the terraces on the shore. To connect the audience with the action on stage, a headphone system is used that is freshly disinfected before each use.


Lo and behold: the human being, the social being. Isolated on the island of frustration. Locked up in her/his own four walls. What does one discover through loneliness and barriers? What comes to the surface? How does someone confront all the fears and longings that have been swept under the carpet in isolation on their forced island? How do you destroy your invisible walls, how do you find connection at a distance?

After their successful debut at ‘asphalt auf See 2020’, the soMermaids settle down again at the Schwanenspiegel and develop a unique, crazy, site-specific solo evening for the lake stage. In ISLAND OF F*CKED UP HEARTS (ECCE HOMO INSULARIS), the full title of the piece, the floating stage becomes an island of loneliness where all masks come off in an extremely humorous way.

The artist duo soMermaids are the actress Adrienn Bazsó and the director Panni Néder. The two Berlin based theatre-makers, originally from Hungary, see themselves as multidisciplinary feminist artists, exploring the different forms of autobiographical and documentary theatre and interweaving them with movement, song or video art. Their plays are particularly characterised by an honest and touching encounter between audience and actors.

“A mixture of honest, doubtful, ironic self-exploration” (Rheinische Post)

“Entertaining, sometimes humorous, more often thoughtful, dressed up in the cloak of poetry. You often don’t know whether to laugh, cry or look into the wide sky behind the stage.” (Culture Magazine O-Ton)

Eine Produktion im Auftrag des asphalt Festivals, gefördert vom Fonds Darstellende Künste aus Mitteln der Beauftragten der Bundesregierung für Kultur und Medien im Rahmen des Projektes #Extended Space

with Adrienn Bazsó
Director, concept: Panni Néder

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