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Be­gin­ning And End of the An­thro­po­ce­ne (world pre­mie­re)

by Philipp Löhle

Directed by: Jens-Daniel Herzog

Sunday, 08/05/2022

07.00 PM - 08.50 PM


Abo K11

Header Anthropozän 2

Homo sapiens has existed for 300,000 years – and you have to admit we've made a huge mess of things. Strangely enough, despite of knowing this, we’re not doing anything about it. In his new play, Philipp Löhle tells the story of the failure of humanity through the eyes of Svantje, a nuclear technician who still believes in the power of intelligence, even in the face of catastrophe. And through the eyes of 42, who is the only representative of a dumbed-down humanity smart enough to extricate a peanut from a carafe. And John, who, needful of solidarity, finds himself in the cooking pot of alleged cannibals. They are all looking for a solution to their predicament, which is why they recount anecdotes about each other, heartbreaking, tragicomic stories that nestle one inside the other, like Matryoshka dolls. The latest text from our in-house author will be premiered by Artistic Director Jens-Daniel Herzog, who is making his debut as a theatre director at the Drama Nürnberg.


Directed by

Bühne, Kostüme


Sound und Video


Dates and cast

Cast on 08/05/2022

Svantje Plunder, Johns Frau

65, 211, Girl von Port Blair, Johns Tochter

42, Journalistin

307, Pilot, Cop

27, Taivo

Kollege, Pförtner, John

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Press reviews
Nürnberger Nachrichten

„Philipp Löhle liefert mit seinem neuen Stück eine lustige Menschheits-Satire in Endlosschleife. (…) Dass „Anfang und Ende des Anthropozäns“ in seiner absurd kreisenden Slapstickhaftigkeit funktioniert, hat freilich mit dem ganzen, bestens eingespielten Ensemble zu tun – und wie Jens-Daniel Herzog es als Regisseur zu immer neuen Kabinettstückchen herausfordert.“

Wolf Ebersberger, Nürnberger Nachrichten

Regensburger Zeitung

„Jens-Daniel Herzog, Intendant des Staatstheaters Nürnberg, hat das Stück in seiner lauten Buntheit wie einen Brummkreisel der menschlichen Selbstzerstörung auf die Bühne gebracht, als eine Zukunftsfarce, in der Karikaturen Charaktere schon längst ersetzt haben.“

Michaela Schabel, Regesnburger Zeitung


"Die ganze Inszenierung dieses großartigen Stücks ist voll wie ein köchelnder Topf mit kleinen, anreichernden Ideen, die sich ideal einfügen in dieses wilde Spiel.“

Andreas Thamm, Nachtkritik

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