Evening at the Talk House

by Wallace Shawn

Currently no Performances

Kleines Haus
1 hr 30 min
no break

An autocratic politician is winning one primary election after the other. He is regarded as charming, unpredictable and ruthless. After this play’s premiere in late 2015, reviewers were wondering what this conversation at the Talk House was all about. Since Donald Trump’s inauguration, however, it has been read as a dystopian tale, a ghost sonata on moral decline, on the coarsening of a bourgeois society and, incidentally, a satirical look at the theatre and its makers.

Coproduced with Ruhrfestspiele Recklinghausen and Schauspiel Frankfurt.

Casts & Staff

  • Regie: Johanna Wehner
  • Bühne: Volker Hintermeier
  • Kostüme: Ellen Hofmann
  • Musik: Joachim Schönecker
  • Licht: Ellen Jäger, Johannes Richter
  • Dramaturgie: Henrieke Beuthner


“Johanna Wehner’s production features a strong cast and precisely sketched psychological studies.”

Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

“Johanna Wehner has achieved a concentrated, ambiguous conversation drama.”

Berliner Zeitung
Süddeutsche Zeitung