Soul Cage

Trapped in the elevatorThis play was staged at Brechtbau Theater, Tübingen, in February 2009. (Co-director and dramaturg: Jennifer Thomson)

Admittedly, one meets the strangest people in elevators. But have you ever met the devil?

A hotel is a microcosm. It houses all kinds of guests: career-obsessed business-people, greedy rock stars, cranky old ladies, and the occasional nymphomaniac. The staff can be of all sorts, too – including neurotic waitresses and lazy pizza delivery boys. Guests and staff alike find themselves thrown together, involuntarily perhaps, in the hotel elevator, a space that witnesses business transactions, love scenes, betrayals and…the struggle of good against evil. In this hotel some of the guests are really a bit out of the ordinary. They can do amazing things with elevators – such as taking them down to very low destinations…