The Lobster

Love in times of capitalism

Swipe right, match, the big love, next! 

In the 2020s, the happiness of love will be like that of electronic devices: Their further development and planned obsolescence shorten their shelf life. 
Director Maximilian Hanisch gives the epoch of instant love a form. For this, he and his team were inspired by Giorgos Lanthimos' cult film "The Lobster" (2015). In it, people are allowed to live exclusively in couple relationships. Singles are given 45 days to find a new partner. Those who do not succeed will be turned into an animal. 

In Neumarkt: Five performers vie for their next lover - who has to wait, because: who is good enough for you? As the deadline draws to a close, a glimmer of hope appears on the horizon. Far from civilization, people live who resist the tyranny of the two-way relationship. 
In a tragicomic way, a mirror image of our time emerges on stage, a "match society" that stumbles from one couple relationship to the next, driven by the pursuit of optimization and desire. An evening about people, animals, narcissism and the search for the real great love.

Language German & English (with subtitles)


Brandy Butler, Yara Bou Nassar, Sofia Elena Borsani, Samuel Toro Pérez, Georg Weislein

Production Team

Regie: Maximilian Hanisch

Dramaturgie: Eneas Nikolai Prawdzic

Ausstattung: Sarah-Marleen Methner

Live-Musik & Komposition: Samuel Toro Pérez

Regieassistenz: Nina Vedova

Ausstattungsassistenz: Lea Niedermann

Video: Anna-Katharina Bánó

Maximilian Hanisch

Eneas Nikolai Prawdzic

Sarah-Marleen Methner

Samuel Toro Pérez

Lea Niedermann

Brandy Butler

Yara Bou Nassar

Sofia Elena Borsani

Anna-Katharina Bánó

Georg Weislein