Black Comedy: 19 – 22 June

London, in the 1960s:

Brindsley Miller is a starving young artist with a lot to prove: Both his fiancée’s father and a millionaire art collector will be coming to his apartment at the same night, and in his desperation to impress them both, Brindsley has stolen some antique furniture from his absent neighbour in order to embellish his own rundown apartment.
All seems to be prepared, when suddenly a fuse
blows and everything becomes pitch black.

When more uninvited guests – including the owner of the “borrowed” furniture – arrive, Brindsley literally has to keep everyone in the dark, or it’s lights out for his future.

Peter Shaffer’s 1965 farce “Black Comedy” is a fast-paced physical comedy in the classic slapstick tradition of the Marx Brothers.

Performances are from Monday, June 19th to Thursday, June 22nd, at 8 o’clock in the evening at the BrechtBauTheater, Wilhelmstraße 50, Tübingen.

Tickets are 6€ at the door. You can also reserve tickets via

Brindsley Miller: Alonso Marco Valle
Carol Melkett: Sarah Taylor
Miss Furnival: Diane Schreitmüller
Colonel Melkett: Ulrich Schreitmüller
Harold Gorringe: Raffaele Manstretta
Clea: Mira Lehmann
Franz Schuppanzigh: Michael Krumm
Georg Bamberger: Alexander Müller & Oliver Schroeder

Directed by Diane Schreitmüller

9.-13. Mai: Von Bäumen und Poeten – Co-Produktion mit foris theater

Entwurf plakat baum kleinDer Natur auf der Spur? Aber nicht mit Mikroskop und Schmetterlingsnetz, sondern mit Feder und Papier. Was fangen deutschsprachige Dichter mit dem Thema “Natur” an? Bei uns wird der stürmische junge Goethe von einer resoluten Bäuerin regelrecht vom Acker gejagt. Hölderlin sucht Trost unter Eichbäumen – die wiederum ihre ganz eigene Sicht auf die Dinge haben. Ein moderner Dichter fragt sich, wie man heute noch über Natur – oder was davon übrig ist – schreiben kann. Und auf wie viele verschiedene Arten kann man eigentlich literarisch im Nebel stochern?

9., 10., 12., 13  Mai, 20 Uhr, Brechtbautheater, Tickets 5€ unter oder an der Abendkasse.

Upcoming shows in winter

The Provisional Players are taking a break over the summer but for next semester a number of shows are already being planned*:

The Woman in Black (December 2014)

Doubt by John Patrick Shanley (January 2015)

The Man Who Was Thursday, based on the novel by G.K. Chesterton (January 2015)

*=at this early stage the plans may of course still be subject to change

16-18 June: Alice in Businessland

posterweb_ss14 Shows from 16-18 June, 8 pm

Alice, a young college graduate is looking for a job. Just as she thinks she has finally landed the perfect job this is when her troubles actually begin. For Alice has been hired as a trainee at Hearts Tarts, a food company headed by a despotic CEO and run by employees who are – to say the least – a bit unusual. A hectic HR manager who doesn’t have time to look after new employees, a paranoid security officer, a singing accountant and the quarrelsome twins working in Marketing… And who’s this mysterious smiling person who tends to shows up at unexpected moments? It’s all very confusing for a young trainee who isn’t used to the very special corporate culture at Hearts Tarts. As Alice tries to navigate the corporate chaos, more and more responsibility is put on her shoulders. Will she be able to stay sane or will she succumb to the madness of businessland?

When and where: 16-18 June, 8 pm, Brechtbautheatre Tübingen, Wilhelmstr. 50, 72074 Tübingen

Tickets: 3 €, or buy at the door

New Show in February: STOP KISS (by Diana Son)


Where: Brechtbau Theatre, Wilhelmstrasse 50, Tuebingen
When:   11th to 15th of February 2013, 8pm

What is it all about:

You meet someone.
You fall in love.
And after the first kiss, it’s happily ever after.
Isn’t this how it’s supposed to happen?

… irresistably exciting … a sweet, sad, and enchantingly
sincere play …
”   (The New York Times)

Featuring life music by “Call me Heike”!


Tickets as usual: 5 Euros at the door, or (please!) make a reservation
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