FIGHT! PALAST #membersonly / PENG! Palast
This production deals with the alleged freedom and self-determination of generation Y in a critical way. The basis of this project lies in the actors’ own biographies—daily routines and experiences in badly paid side jobs, smelly and stuffy kickboxing basements and cosy support groups. Inspired by the novel Fight Club by Chuck Palahniuk, PENG! Palast creates its own fighting arena to live out suppressed desires, only to get knocked out by its own utopias.
Only those who are willing to risk defeat have the ability to win. Will YOU be accepted? #membersonly!?
Genre: Postdramatic physical theatre
Through the examination of their biographies, fears and desires, PENG! Palast (Bern, Switzerland) condenses theatre classics or bestsellers into a personal space to create a realistic and contiguous experience for the audience. The direct interaction with the audience is part of their programme.
Co-director: Christoph Keller & Dennis Schwabenland
Dramaturgy: Mathias Bremgartner
Co-author: Raphael Urweider
Performers, Writers Table: Nina Mariel Kohler, Christoph Keller, Dennis Schwabenland /Set : Myriam de Wurstemberger
Technical director: Tonio Finkam / Sound design: Joachim Budweiser
Production management, Writers Table: Roland Amrein