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7 Stories


Morris Panych





Imagine sticking your head out of the window of your seventh storey apartment and seeing a man standing on the ledge, looking down at the pavement. What do you do? Call the police? The fire brigade? Try to talk to him? Find out why he’s there? The characters in Morris Panych’s 7 Stories have their own very individual ways of reacting, or not reacting to the unusual sight outside their windows. There are two lovers threatening to murder one another, a paranoid psychiatrist, an actor preparing for the role of his life on his wedding day, and a Christian lady who – in her own special way – answers the prayers of the tenants on the sixth floor. Only one of the eccentric neighbours, a 100-hundred-year-old lady has a proposal for the man on the ledge…

Panych’s dialogues are a light-hearted examination of the dark absurdity of human existence. While the man on the ledge walks the fine line between life and death, the rest of the residents struggle more or less consciously with what one of them calls the ‘fine line between fiction and reality’. The man on the ledge, it seems, has made an honest choice. How honest though are the protagonists of the seven urban stories being enacted inside the apartment block?


Angela David



John Shoemaker

Charlotte and Nurse Wilson

Claudia Wicki

Rodney and Percy

Harold Woolley

Jennifer and Joan

Chenai Gondo

Leonard and Michael

Dimitri Aivaliotis

Marshall and Al

Dustin Rees

Rachel and Lillian

Michelle Holmes Albin



Production Coordinator

Tiina Palojärvi

Stage Managers

Trish Schmid, Sheila von Arx, Rachel Lundeen

Set Design

Firman Burke, Tim Purdue

Lighting Design

Andreas Stahl

Lighting Crew

Luke Walker, Kerstin Preuschoff, Iain Richardson, Corinne Schmucki, Martin Russell, Carolina Diaz Quijano, Jan Sinstadt


Terry Menard

Sound Crew

Deborah Somers, Susan DePaul, Karen Siber, Simone Leske


Irene Lautenbach, Martin Chwierut


Matt Albin

Props Crew

Noeleen Blaich, Lesley Hodder, Imma Ortega, Xavi Ferró, Nik Clayton, Cameron Roy, Kelli Shoemaker


Bouqui Stautmeister, Valery Niggli, Valentina D'Alessandro


Christine Eusebio, Maureen Grimm, Anouscha Schodjai, Sylvia Day, Bernadette Anderko, Slava Kästli

Front of House

Paul Bilton, Regula Bilton, Members of the Club

Box Office

Nicholas MacCabe, Members of the Club


Daniele Dagani, Firman Burke

Programme Design

Paul Bilton

Programme Editor

Marc Kempe


Daniele Dagani

Publicity Assistance

Bouqui Stautmeister

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