© andrejs strokins
    © andrejs strokins
    © kasia chmura-cegielkowska

tonight, lights out!

performance

In December 2007, the front page of Germany’s most important tabloid and Europe’s bestselling newspaper Bild Zeitung, proclaimed with big letters: “Tonight, lights out from 20:00 to 20:05!”. Participating in the symbolic act of switching off the lights, people felt part of a large community that cares for climate change and that is determined to solve this problem together.
For the time of five minutes… 

Tonight, lights out!  transposes this action from the level of an entire country to the closed space of a theatre.
The piece starts departs from the story of Ismaël, a small Coptic boy in Egypt, who sees himself and his family forced to migrate from the country side to the polluted North of Cairo. One day – thanks to a force of inner confusion and collective handling – he manages to expel the ‘Black Cloud’ from the town.
Inspired by this miraculous story, the public is invited to take faith in its own hands.

Tonight, lights out! is shown without subtitles, in one of its three different language versions: French, Dutch or English.

concept, text, performance
david weber-krebs
sound
coordt linke
installation concept
hans westendorp
research & artistic assistance
marie urban
technician
martin kaffarnik
production & management
simone basani
production
infinite endings
co-production
frascati, kaaitheater, NFPK, AFK, FAR/festival des arts vivants
thanks to
maarten westra hoekzema, mathias domahidy
première
september 2011, wunder der prärie, zeitraumexit, mannheim
Full video registration of the performance at Mladi Levi Festival, Ljubljana on August 24, 2017.
    © nadia zgank

Die Bühne ist leer, gefüllt nur mit einer Unmenge an Glühbirnen und Kabeln: Glühbirnen über der Bühne, über dem Publikum, an der Decke, am Boden, an den Wänden…

This is the introduction text to the performance at Theater Freiburg Spielzeit.

    "tonight, lights out!" at festival mladi levi, 2017 © nadia zgank
    script 'Tonight, lights out!'
    © marie urban

Mathias Domahidy and Maarten Westra Hoekzema, the performers of the French-speaking and Dutch-speaking versions of Tonight, Lights Out!

    flyer 'Tonight, Lights Out!'
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