EQUUS by Peter Shaffer
17-year-old Alan Strang blinds six horses in a fit of religious fervour – or madness? Love? He finds himself in therapy with psychiatrist Dr. Dysart, who is wrestling with his own sense of purpose in the “adjustment business.” Dysart’s attempts to develop a doctor-patient relationship and understand Alan’s actions raise profound questions of sanctity, sexuality, and self. Are we free to choose what makes our lives worth living? Why do we love what we love? What does it mean to be part of the herd?
Based on a true story, Peter Shaffer’s modern classic explores the complex relationships between disease and divinity, devotion and disorder. With elements of physical theatre, choreography and music, this production creates an intense and vibrant live experience. Join the ride through the weeds of culture and condition in this thought-provoking, physical, and energetic performance!
Our production of EQUUS premiered on 24 June 2023.
Cast and Crew
CAST. Farena Bajwa (Chorus) | Jenny Bergmann (Chorus) | Aakriti Dhawan | Mohammad Fathi (Martin Dysart) | Hannah Hiel (Chorus) | Marlon Hoffmann (Chorus) | Jasper Koch (Chorus) | Marco Scariot (Alan Strang) | Miriam Werner (Chorus)
Director. Henny Fleischmann
Co-Directors. Zoe Koeninger | Kim Neumann
Choreography. Kris Chekelova | Steven A. Novak
Rhythm and Sound. Jenny Bergmann (Beatbox) | Merlin Gebhard
Costume & Make up. Lydia Preusch | Marina Schünemann
Hair & Make up. Melisa Abdi | Hannah Hiel | Jenny Bergmann | Lydia Preusch | Marina Schünemann
Stage & Props. Andre Liederbach | Levke Steinert | Ellen Werner
Poster Design & Program Layout. Ole Friedrich
PR and Social Media. Jenny Bergmann | Claudia Condorelli | Aakriti Dhawan | Leonard Schmidt
Photo and Video. Rahul Advani | Aakriti Dhawan | Leonard Schmidt
Front of House and Helping Hands. Svenja Borchert | Marc Borchert | Sofiya Chudnovska | Simon Deggim | Caroline Gärtner | Tim Gehlert | Mirjam Heyn | Julia Jänicke | Clara Kasten | Margaret Metzler | Justus Peters | Kathrine Rüdiger | Annika Simon | Patricia Sontheim | Miri
Special Thanks. Abaton Kino | Serviceteam Audimax | Johanna Heinemeier | Kalliope Universitätstheater e.V. | Jenny Kronemann | Cordula Kühn | Reza Sadegh | Savoy Filmtheater | Unifilm | Hanna Walter
Producer. Michel Büch
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Program Editors. Günter Daubenmerkl | Brigitte Wulf
Authors. Henny Fleischmann | Carolin Gärtner | Madeleine Lange | Lydia Preusch | Marina Schünemann | Steven A. Novak