Die Rabtaldirndln
Luise 37

Out of Graz, Performance / Premiere


2.10.2015, 19:30
3.10.2015, 19:30
9.10.2015, 19:30
10.10.2015, 19:30
11.10.2015, 16:00
In deutscher Sprache
Talk nach der Vorstellung am

Kulturhalle Hart bei Graz
Hart bei Graz

Production specifics

Auftragswerk steirischer herbst

Koproduktion steirischer herbst & Theater Roxy

Gefördert durch Kanton Basel-Stadt, Fachausschuss Theater und Tanz

The Rabtaldirndln lace up their football boots, put on shin pads and break out of the comfort zone with brute feminist force.

The Rabtaldirndln come from the Rabtal, an imaginary region of Styria. The five-strong theatre collective with rural roots however, always seeks contact with the city. It doesn’t always end well – but they don’t allow themselves to become disillusioned.

The setting of “Luise 37” is a prosperous locality in the immediate surroundings of Graz, in the affluent suburbs, where many young families have fulfilled their dream of owning their own home or of living in a smart residential estate – motorway connection and commuter allowance included. Luise and her husband have their own home there, too. The rural idyll near the city is not as dreamy as it appears at first sight – he commutes to the city every day, she works part-time and deals with the kids in the afternoons: baby yoga, music school, ballet and ... football.

The Rabtaldirndln don their shin pads and structure their performance as a football training session: “Get out of your comfort zone!” they yell with brute feminist force as they make for the goal. “Take your life back into your own hands and don’t define yourself through your children!” While the kids are training on the football pitch, Luise takes care of the shopping and housework – and life passes her by like the commuters on the highway.

Konzept / Idee: Die Rabtaldirndln
Bühnenbild, Ausstattung, Raumgestaltung: Georg Klüver-Pfandtner
Choreografie: Milli Bitterli
Dramaturgie: Gerda Strobl
Dramaturgie: Georg Klüver-Pfandtner
Schauspielerin / Schauspieler: Barbara Carli
Schauspielerin / Schauspieler: Rosi Degen
Schauspielerin / Schauspieler: Bea Dermond
Schauspielerin / Schauspieler: Gudrun Maier