Alpine thriller based on Karl Schönherr New version and direction: Simon Burkhalter
Business is booming at the border in the Alps. A sickly smuggler lives here with his wife, a cunning fox who has never been caught. But could he be caught if his wife were made compliant?
A young customs officer volunteers to seduce and interrogate the woman. But he has no idea that the two up there on the mountain have long known about the secret plan – information and goods change hands faster here than anyone in the village realises. The smuggler devises a perfidious plan: the woman is to respond to the border hunter’s wooing, to ensnare him until all the illegal cargo has been removed from the cellar – the dream of owning an expensive home in the marketplace seems within reach. Both men think they are sure of their plan: but they have done their sums without the woman.
Karl Schönherr’s play is one of the great classics of German-language theatre literature. High above Thun in the Knights’ Hall of Thun Castle, this play is given a new lease of life in a linguistic rewrite and with a team of renowned artists.
FR 03.09./SA 04.09./SO 05.09./MI 08.09./DO 09.09./MO 13.09./SO 19.09.2021
Start of play
19.30 h; Sundays 17.00 h
Advance booking from 1 July 2021 here shop.schlossthun.ch
She Regula Imboden
He Rolf Sommer
Publican Christoph Keller
Director/Rewrite/Stage Design Simon Burkhalter
Assistant Director Yves Ulrich
Choreography Kimi Fiebig
Theatre music Moritz Achermann
Costume design Renate Tschabold
Make-up Marina Keller
Project Management/Fundraising Simon Burkhalter, Yvonne Wirth
Made possible by the kind support of
City of Thun
Energie Thun AG, Bank AEK
GVB Foundation, Migros Kulturprozent, Interpretenstiftung, VIVAT Foundation, Susann Häusler Foundation, Zwillenberg Foundation