Spielzeit 26.08. - 09.10.


Adapted from Pier Paolo Pasolini

World premiere
Stage, Light designer
Willem Bruls
German Language Coach
Eva M. Pieper
18. September 2009
1 hour, 20 minutes
18., 19., 23., 25., 26. September
The introduction begins 45 minutes prior to the start of the event.

In the film Teorema, a rich industrialist’s family is shaken up by the visit of an unknown young man who moves in with them for a while.  He starts a relationship with every member of the family as well as the housekeeper and awakens hidden longings.  When he moves out again a short while later, he leaves behind a family that is completely shattered. The daughter goes mad, the son leaves his parent’s home and tries desperately to express this loss through his paintings, the father turns over his factory to the workers, and the mother seeks refuge in affairs with anonymous young men, with whom she tries to eradicate the memory of the young stranger for just a short time.  The housekeeper ends up returning to the village where she was born, performs miracles and is finally honoured as a saint.

For the visionary Italian intellectual Pier Paolo Pasolini, a person in crisis was more interesting than someone without any inner conflict.  The characters in Teorema are touched by their deepest longings and their greatest inadequacies in an intense, short and powerful way.  Only the housekeeper seems to be able to process her encounter with the stranger.  She is still connected to nature and the seasonal cycle on the land.  For her this encounter allows her access to a spiritual dimension.

The Dutch director Ivo von Hove shows his own stage version of Teorema.