Mein ziemlich seltsamer Freund Walter

My Slightly Strange Friend Walter

(Mein ziemlich seltsamer Freund Walter)

Young Audiences

2F / 1M / 1 - 2 additional actors

Age recommendation


8-year old Lisa is able to solder computers from scrap metal and spends her evenings searching space with her astro-software for extraterrestrial life. She has good reasons for doing this because the life that she has to contend with on earth is anything but pleasant: Since her parents lost their jobs, all they do is move from the bed to the sofa and back; family dinners or outings or conversations are a thing of the past. At school, Lisa sits by herself and secretly reads books about physics, while trying not to stand out during recess: She is easy prey for teachers and bullies alike. But one evening, an actual space ship lands in the forest behind Lisa’s neighbourhood. The extraterrestrial group of travelers takes just one brief, disgusted look at earth, before turning around, but in their haste to take off they leave one of them behind: Klakalnamanazdt, or, as Lisa prefers to call him, Walter. On Walter’s planet, everyone is busy cuddling, playing, and looking out for one another; so no wonder that he finds Lisa’s life extremely strange. He wastes no time to bring her life in order – until Lisa can manage without relying on a stranger’s powers.

World premiere
09.11.2014 Consol Theater Gelsenkirchen (Director: Andrea Kramer)

French: Walter, mon ami un peu étrange (Translator: Sandrine Hutinet)
Spanish: Mi extraño amigo Walter (Translator: Birte Pedersen)

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