The Aftermath
(Earwig / Impromptu / A Bird in the Pocket)

by

Faser MacFarlane / Tad Mosel / Zhanar Kusainova (English Translation by Kristina Eiviler)

November

2021

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SYNOPSIS

Earwig:
Earwig is a dark comedy by Fraser MacFarlane. Three employees working in a rather mundane job in the dead letter office of a post office find something unexpected in one of the packages they open. An argument ensues over what should be done.

Impromptu:
Four actors find themselves on a stage without a clue as to what play they have to perform. They are also “types”, and each of them has absorbed a lot from what they pretend to be on stage. As they are trying to figure out what to do, we learn more about the real personalities behind these facades. Will they be able to drop the acting and begin feeling and communicating for real?

A Bird in the Pocket:
The play follows Dinka, a girl who shares three situations which made a powerful impact on her experience of life. Through these three short stories, the people from Dinka’s past come back to tell us about love, loss, yearning, and hope.

DIRECTOR

Mimi Sajin (Earwig)
Anton Zherzdev (Impromptu)
Kristina Eiviler (A Bird in the Pocket)

CAST

Earwig:

Kevin

Pepper Lebeck-Jobe

Tanya

Amber Daughtry

Julie

Joëlle Salome Stocker

Gordie

Paul Bilton

Impromptu:

Ernest

Ronald Aus der Au

Winifred

Heather Cavalet Hsieh

Tony

Douglas Thirkell-White

Lora

Ekaterina Syrunina

A Bird in the Pocket:

Dinka

Amy Amstutz

Madina

Karan Ann Wong-Dorall

Muha

Chantal Eklund

Fedya & Dinka's Uncle

Tomi Gustaf

Batyr

Franciska Bastani

PRODUCTION PHOTOS

BEHIND THE SCENES

Production Coordinator and Set Design

Tim Purdue

Stage Managers

Andrea-Manuela Rüttimann, Nik Clayton

Head of Properties

Christina Whiting, Katya Ankudinov

Properties Team

Ye Xu

Set Dressing and Properties Team

Kathleen Lowe Bonnot

Assistant Set Design and Properties Mentor

Katya Ankudinov

Lighting Design

Tiina Palojärvi

Sound Design

Oli Pont

Light and Sound Crew

Bruce Gailey, David Burt, Gabriel Gambetta, Johannes Frohnhofen, Martin Russel, Susan De Paul

Costumes Head

Dana Ryffel

Costumes Team

Viktoria Udvardi

Hair and Make-up Head

Tatiana Cuervo

Hair and Make-up Team

Betti Ament, Maureen Grimm

Prompt Head

Irene Lautenbach

Prompt Team

Anne Jiricny, Beatrice Hungerbühler, Jesse Tischler

Publicity

Amy Amstutz, Oli Pont

Flyer Design and Programme

Polar Studios

Photography

Oli Pont, Silvia Fanoni, Tim Purdue

Box Office

Andrea-Manuela Rüttimann, Oli Pont, Phil Margolis, Tricia Schmid

Front of House Leads

Claudia Wicki, Tricia Schmid, Valery Niggli

Front of House Team

Christina Mohr, Duriya Charypkhan, and ZEST members and newcomers

Stage Crew

Alina Klimova, Diego Peyer, Kathleen Lowe Bonnot, Michelle Stainbroke, Silvia Fanoni

Get-in and Get-out Crew

Alina Klimova, Bertrand Finckler, Daniele Dagani, David Chrisman, Deborah Somers, Demee Elliott, Diego Peyer, Eleanor Kelly, Helen Irwin, Jamie Langridge, Jim Carson, Juho Lievonen, Karen Siber, Kat Weber, Kathleen Lowe Bonnot, Kathryn Tracy, Lorraine Kälin, Maria Velasco, Oksana Nachalova, Peter Jurek, Sarah Lebeck-Jobe, Serafina Wojciechowska-Jurek

Catering

Christina Schwarz, Irene Lautenbach, Valery Niggli

Special Thanks

menzi ebz ag for supplying lighting equipment, Harper and Jillian Daughtry for loaning and creating artwork and furniture for Earwig