Frühlings Erwachen

Von Lucien Haug frei nach Frank Wedekind
Staging: Suna Gürler

“Let’s talk about sex, baby” is pop. Get some teenagers and adults talking to each other about sex however – and everyone says stop! Because even today, sex is still viewed as something dangerous. In 1891, Frank Wedekind’s scandalous play Frühlings Erwachen was censored in Berlin, and published in Zurich. The type of conflict that surrounds the sexual needs of a handful of adolescents and the speechlessness of the adults around them have changed, but the central questions still apply: how do we talk about sex, and where are the places where our sexuality can develop beyond the usual silence and abuser-victim relationships, abuses of power and fear?
The director Suna Gürler, young people and adult actors from the ensemble talk about sex with each other and so infuse Wedekind’s text with contemporary concerns. All knowing and knowing nothing, inhibited and uninhibited, they encounter each other in the danger zone of shame, curiosity, cluelessness, experimentation and playful power, which is not just about sexy poses on Instagram or instant performative sex on Youporn. Rather, it is about the sex within us, which is rarely the same as the sex around us.


With Orell Bergkraut, Thelma Buabeng, Jasmin Gloor, Pelin Ipek Kir, Matthias Kull, Timo Muttenzer, Matthias Neukirch, Elmira Oberholzer, Thomas Wodianka
Suna Gürler
Lucien Haug
Stage Design
Moira Gillieron
Ursula Leuenberger
Manuel Gagneux
Gerhard Patzelt
Marta Piras
œil extérieur
Fadrina Arpagaus
Audience Development
Nico Grüninger
Theatre Pedagogy
Katarina Tereh
Production Assistant
Laura Weibel
Set Design Assistant
Iva Ivanova
Costume Assistant
Ondrej Graf
Direction Trainee
Ivo Starke
Set Design Trainee
Maria Dolores Rodrigues Perez
Dramaturgy Trainee
Sascha Bitterli
Stage Manager
Dayen Tuskan
Katja Weppler
  • World Creation: 27. March 2020, Pfauen
  • Pfauen
  • Recommended age: 14 and above
  • In Swiss German and German
  • 🛈 Introduction 30 min before the play on 30.03., 06.04., 15.04. and 23.04.
Monday 30.03. 20:00 Pfauen
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  • Theatre Monday
Monday 06.04. 20:00 Pfauen
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  • Theatre Monday
Wednesday 15.04. 20:00 Pfauen
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  • Carte Blanche
Thursday 23.04. 20:00 Pfauen
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Sunday 26.04. 16:00 Pfauen
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Tuesday 05.05. 20:00 Pfauen
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