Cast5 total (2 F and 3 M)
Variable cast sizeNo
RepresentationNordic representation
TranslatorMaria Tellander
LanguagesDanish, Swedish
At the moment, the biggest young German-talking talents seem to originate from either Austria or Switzerland. Reto Finger was born in 1972, comes from Bern and is currently working for Nationaltheater Mannheim as the in-house dramatist. He is probably most known for the drama KALTES LAND (Award: Kleist-Förderpreis for young dramatists 2005), which was printed in Theater Heute. SCHWIMMEN WIE HUNDE comes across as an entertaining and absurd comedy about the modern human being and the idea of a perfect love: Charlotte and Robert have lived together for 7 years, but her love to him is fading. He is not the right person for her, and is therefore thrown out. Robert refuses to move, and with tons of canned food and an earth closet he locks himself in the cellar, while the hunt for a new man continues upstairs: At first Victor moves into the house – later Johann. In between the involved actors on stage we find Charlotte’s friend Ingrid, whose hands are full. A delightful and unpretentious play with wonderful roles. Performed at Burgtheater.