Früchte des Zorns

©Zoé Aubry

After: John Steinbeck 
Staging: Christopher Rüping 

We can make it. We just have to make an effort, work, be diligent and not spare ourselves. Then nothing will be able to stop us, neither poverty nor natural disasters, and certainly not other people. This is what the Joad family believes at the beginning of John Steinbeck’s epoch-defining American epic – as, holding on firmly to this belief, they set off for the golden West, where oranges grow everywhere and there is work for everybody. Or so they’ve heard. In reality things look very different. Not everyone can make it – you need a bit of luck. And money and relations and at times a good dose of wiliness. Their firm belief in the American dream starts to gradually disintegrate, becomes full of holes and ultimately shatters. Unlike in Ayn Rand’s novel Atlas Shrugged, in which an individual’s success becomes the measure of their worth, and which will be presented in January 2020 in the Schiffbau Halle, the characters in Nobel prize-winner Steinbeck’s novel cannot take their fate into their own hands, because their hands are tied. In the new Schauspielhaus Zürich’s very first production, Christopher Rüping will direct Steinbeck’s story for the Pfauen, between drought and deluge, paradise and hell. “Go West, go West / Where there’s fruit in every place / A smile on every face.”

Christopher Rüping
Set design
Jonathan Mertz
Lene Schwind
Jonas Holle, Kotoe Karasawa
Gerhard Patzelt
Katinka Deecke
Audience Developer
Nico  Grüninger
Drama Teacher
Katarina Tereh

Supported by the Gesellschaft der Freunde des Schauspielhauses

  • 2 hours 45 minutes, incl 1 break
  • Swiss premiere: 25. October 2019
  • Pfauen
  • Recommended age: 16 and above
  • 🛈 Introduction 30 min before the play on 30.10., 4.11., 12.11., 15.11., 28.11., 30.11., 03.12., 07.12., 20.12., 23.12., 02.01, 11.01, 13.01, 21.01 and 29.01.
Thursday 28.11. 19:30 Pfauen
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Saturday 30.11. 19:30 Pfauen
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Tuesday 03.12. 19:00 Pfauen
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  • Tues
Saturday 07.12. 19:00 Pfauen
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Sunday 15.12. 16:00 Pfauen
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  • Sun
Friday 20.12. 19:00 Pfauen
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Monday 23.12. 19:00 Pfauen
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  • Theatre Monday
Thursday 02.01. 18:00 - 20:45 Pfauen
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Saturday 11.01. 20:00 - 22:45 Pfauen
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Monday 13.01. 20:00 - 22:45 Pfauen
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  • Theatre Monday
Tuesday 21.01. 20:00 - 22:45 Pfauen
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Wednesday 29.01. 19:30 - 22:15 Pfauen
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