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Like Lovers Do (Memoirs of Medusa)

By Sivan Ben Yishai
German text by Maren Kames
World premiere
Director & Choreographer: Pınar Karabulut

 Schauspielhaus
 1 hour 30 minutes
 German with English surtitles
 Premiere: 9.10.2021
 16+
 10 to 41 euros, 8 euros reduced
 Schauspielhaus
 1 hour 30 minutes
 German with English surtitles
 Premiere: 9.10.2021
 16+
 10 to 41 euros, 8 euros reduced

Medusa, the offspring of two incestuous sea creatures, is seduced and raped in Athena’s temple by Poseidon, the god of the sea. Enraged, Athena transforms Medusa into a winged creature with snakes for hair who turns anyone who looks at her to stone. Quite a few men embark on the journey to cut off Medusa’s head and acquire its power. Perseus succeeds – with Athena’s help. The anti-heroine is outwitted and beheaded. So goes the myth, and thus the mythological frame of reference for negotiating rules, fears and violent fantasies. Sivan Ben Yishai’s play is a modern survey of the patriarchal gender model as a cross-cultural and epoch-spanning system of violence that reproduces itself thanks to toleration and support. Songs to lovers and tales of young girls’ hopeful dreams for the future reflect hetero-sexist norms. And the work’s propulsive narrative energy allows us become part of a powerful hunt – on the paved highways of history, both backwards and forwards.

Trigger warning: the text contains many descriptions of sexualised acts of violence which could have a debilitating and re-traumatising effect.

Invited to the Theatertreffen 2022

  • Assistant to the Director: Malina Sascha Hoffmann
  • Stage Design Assistant: Leonard Mandl
  • Assistant Costume Designer: Florian Buder
  • Directing Intern: Miriam Lohr
  • Costumes intern: Jacqueline Koch
  • Dramaturgy Intern: Flora Riezinger
  • Stage Manager: Julia Edelmann
  • Artistic Production Management: Daniela Schroll
  • Soufflage: Sandra Petermann
  • Technical Production Management: Lukas Balthasar Pank, Jonas Pim Simon
  • Stage Master: Trevor Nelthorpe
  • Stage Machinery: Thomas Grill, Stephan Preusser
  • Lighting: Robert Borkner, Franziska Erbe, Tankred Friedrich, Michael Pohorsky
  • Sound: Viola Drewanz, Paolo Mariangeli
  • Make-Up: Marisa Schleimer, Nicola Richter-Okegwo, Paula Bitaroczky
  • Costumes: Bernd Canavan, Friederike Diemer, Marija Ruzic, Teresa Winkelmann
  • Props: Daniel Bittner
  • Carpentry: Susanne Dölger, Sebastian Nebe, Josef Piechatzek, Erik Clauß
  • Locksmithery: Friedrich Würzhuber, Jürgen Goudenhooft, Patrik Waschkawitz
  • Decoration: Tobias Herzog, Martin Schall
  • Scenic Painting: Evi Eschenbach, Jeanette Raue
  • Stage Sculpture: Maximilian Biek
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About Medusa in rap, queer comics and the enigma of the subconscious. In addition, contact and counseling centers for people who experience violence. (german)

Dates & Tickets
Tue 7.6. 20:00 – 21:40
Abo: Dienstag orange Introduction from 7:15 pm
Like Lovers Do (Memoirs of Medusa)
  • Schauspielhaus
  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • German with English surtitles
  • Premiere: 9.10.2021
  • 16+
  • 10 to 41 euros, 8 euros reduced