Invent a better world in a utopian café in the heart of 1990s Zurich

22 jan - 01 feb 2020 | Grande salle | Durée : 1h30

Small g, une idylle d’été

Patricia Highsmith / Anne Bisang

Based on Patricia Highsmith, adaptation Anne Bisang & Mathieu Bertholet

A very young Peter is murdered by drug addicts. In Zurich’s gay community which gathers at the Small g, a usually peaceful café, this murder reveals the conflicts, fears and secret scars of the characters, Rickie, Peter’s friend, haunted by his fear of old age and AIDS, Luisa, a young, naïve seamstress under the heel of a hateful boss, and many others still…

“Because we loved the idea that producer and director of TPR – Théâtre populaire romand Anne Bisang would return to La Comédie de Genève which she directed for 12 years! Because we look forward to hearing how Mathieu Bertholet’s will rummage through this literary material to turn it into a thriller-inspired dramatic object. Because we believe that Anne Bisang, a militant woman, will have her heart set on pulling on the threads of this subversive fairy tale by Patricia Highsmith, author of The Talented Mr. Ripley.” NKDM


Infos pratiques

Duration: approx. 1h30
Rates: from CHF 10 to CHF 40
Recommended age: 16+

In addition:
– Appetisers: Tuesdays, Fridays & Saturdays, 30 min before the beginning of the show
– Bord plateau: Thu 30 Jan, after the show
– Saturday at any price: 25 Jan 18:00
Available only at the ticket office on the day of the performance from 12:00. Unnumbered seats.
– Brunch-discussion : Sat 25 Jan 11:00

Featuring: Raphaël Arnichard, Tamara Bacci, Clea Eden, Lola Giouse, Rudi Van der Merwe, the rest of the casting is in progress

Costumes: Paola Mulone 

Scenography: Anna Popek 

Lighting: Jonas Bühler 

Sound & music: Frédérique Jarabo 

Technical manager: André Simon-Vermot 

Stage manager: Didier Henry 

Head of Production & Promotion: Violaine DuPasquier 

Rights to the text: Diogenes Verlag AG 

Production: Théâtre populaire romand, Centre neuchâtelois des arts vivants, La Chaux-de-Fonds 

Coproduction: Comédie de Genève; Théâtre Vidy-Lausanne 

Sponsors: Fondation Banque Cantonale Neuchâteloise; Corodis