Theater — Das Narrenschiff (Ship of Fools)

Schauspielhaus Theater Basel
© lucia hunziker
Fri 21.04.

“Das Narrenschiff” (Ship of Fools) was the first bestseller to be printed in German in 1494. It is a moral satire with a typology of over 100 fools on a symbolic journey bound for the imaginary land of Narragonia. These late-medieval verses mock typical human faults such as greed, envy, and jealousy, as well as “forgetting oneself” and “not taking a joke.” The starting point for Marthe Meinhold and Marius Schötz's “Das Narrenschiff” is the personalities and ideas of the actors. The recurring theme of the directing duo is the group's ability to act and react. They write lyrics and music as part of the process. The result is highly intimate, playful evenings of (musical) theater, which will be performed in German with English surtitles.
Tickets are CHF 30-65 for adults and CHF 10 for people under age 30.


Schauspielhaus Theater Basel
Steinentorgasse 7
4051 Basel

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