By Old Masters (Switzerland)
Guest Performance



© Simon Letellier

  • 50 min., no interval
  • In French with English surtitles

Past Dates

TUE 8 May 2018, 17:00, Rehearsal Stage
Artist talk with Old Masters and Olivia Wenzel

THU 10 May 2018, 15:30, Haus der Berliner Festspiele
Speaking with Objects – workshop with Old Masters

What distinguishes “Fresque” by Old Masters is the extraordinary interplay of form, aesthetics, narrative mode and the performances of Charlotte Herzig and Marius Schaffter, who come up against each other in a kind of installative arrangement.

The piece’s distorted rhythm allows the spectators to experience time quite differently from the day-to-day. The interaction of stage, sound and light puts us into a kind of trance, freeing every single one of us to immerse ourselves in our own thoughts and reveries. The powerful images produce a kind of permanent vacancy between the intimate dialogues and the unambiguous psychological reductions to the human condition. An intimate piece, full of absurd and yet cathartic humour, telling us about love that lasts until death.
Philippe Quesne

Conception, Building, Writing Sarah André, Charlotte Herzig, Marius Schaffter, Jérôme Stünzi
Music and Sounds Nicholas Stücklin
Lighting Design Jonas Bühler
Administration Pâquis Production
Production Old Masters
English Translation Hélène Mateev

Cast Charlotte Herzig, Marius Schaffter

Trailer “Fresque” by Old Masters

Co-production Théâtre de l’Usine, Geneva
Supported by Ville de Genève, Loterie Romande, Fondation Nestlé pour l’Art, Ernst Göhner Stiftung, Société des Interprètes Suisses, Action intermittents, CORODIS, Pro Helvetia, République et canton de Genève.
The performances are supported by Pro Helvetia, Swiss Arts Council.