In the late 1980s, Dieter Roth gave two special editions of his texts to Christoph Marthaler. The latter thenceforth moved from city to city, and excerpts from these texts would keep appearing in Marthaler's productions – above all a poem about a so called ‘fattened calf’. Now, almost 30 years later, we are witnessing the first highly public encounter between Roth and Marthaler. Two Swiss anomalies who have a lot in common, although they have not often crossed paths.
Schauspielhaus Zürich • Zurich, Switzerland