Hund, Frau, Mann

Inspiriert durch die Erzählung Liebe pur von Yael Hedaya, erschienen im Diogenes Verlag
(Dog, Woman, Man)
1F / 1M, one more actor / actress

A dog narrates the odd behaviour between a man and woman who chain themselves to one another whilst barely being able to stand each other. At the very moment that they meet, the dog runs up and stays with them because he – like them -- has nothing to lose and he – like them -- is looking for protection. After a short period of devotion, human nature forces its way to the surface: love becomes possessiveness, closeness is swapped for mistrust and alienation. However, a break-up is out of the question. The couple’s energy-zapping everyday routine binds them together like a taut leash. This all seems very natural to the dog: “We dogs and human beings are alike in many ways, we deal with catastrophes similarly: we accept them.”

The play has been translated into: Catalan: Gos, dona, home
Dutch: Hond, Vrouw, Man
English: Dog, Woman, Man
French: Chien, Femme, Homme
Polish: Pies, Kobieta, Mezczyzna
Spanish: El perro, la mujer, el hombre
Turkish: Köpek, Kadin, Erkek

Sibylle Berg

Sibylle Berg

Sibylle Berg was born in 1968 in Weimar and lives in Zurich. She has published numerous novels and plays, and her work has been translated into 30 languages.

Her plays Ein paar Leute suchen das Glück und lachen sich tot (2000, based on her novel ...

Plays by Sibylle Berg

U: 29.9.2001 Theater Rampe, Stuttgart (R: Stephan Bruckmeier)