The Future


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Set in a desert-like and strange landscape, and accompanied by the compositions of Robert Lippok, The Future by Constanza Macras explores original scenarios in which future predictions from differing eras come together in a utopian and dystopian mix. 

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Human beings have, throughout the ages, felt the urge to predict the future. In ancient times, oracles were consulted, people read in the bowels of sacrificial animals for prophecies, or looked into the constellation of stars up in the sky. For many decades in the past, the eccentric fortune teller Walter Mercado made prophecies about the future in popular tv appearances, nowadays numerous astrology websites on the internet do the job.
The Future examines the future in the past and various theories of time, oracles and riddles, and, following Karen Barad´s thoughts, the possibility that the past might not have arrived yet. Maybe the future has been slowly cancelled over and over again and all we’re left with is the endless and timeless reproduction of anachronisms. Like in that club scene in a science-fiction movie: no matter when the film is produced, it’s represented forever as a club in the 1980s when the doomsday clock was showing five minutes to midnight. “There is a storm coming, says the man at the gas station. I know, I say, play Sarah Connor again.”

Duration: 105'

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The Playbill

The Future
concept and choreography Constanza Macras
dramaturgy Carmen Mehnert
written by Constanza Macras 
with Simon Bellouard, Alexandra Bódi, Emil Bordás, Fernanda Farah, Rob Fordeyn, Johanna Lemke, Sonya Levin, Thulani Lord Mgidi, Daisy Phillips, Miki Shoji
music Tatiana Heuman, Kristina Lösche-Löwensen, Katrin Schüler-Springorum
composer Robert Lippok
sets Alissa Kolbusch
costumes Eleonore Carriere
lighting Hans-Hermann Schulze
sound Tobias Gringel
a Constanza Macras | DorkyPark and Volksbühne am Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz production 
a Piccolo Teatro di Milano – Teatro d’Europa coproduction
with the support of
in collaboration with

special thanks to Facoltà di Scienze linguistiche e Letterature straniere (Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore)
The show is in German and English, with Italian and English surtitles curated by Prescott Studio
The show features full nude scenes



Category of performance Festival
Stalls full price € 40 | Discounted (under 26 and over 65) € 23
Balcony full price € 32 | Discounted (Under 26 and over 65) € 20

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