ZEST „Nightlands“ and „The Actor’s Nightmare“

Premiere: Mittwoch 30. August
Weitere Vorstellungen: Donnerstag 31. August bis Samstag 2. September
Mittwoch 6. bis Samstag 9. September
Beginn: 19:30 Uhr / Samstag 2. und 9. Okt. 17.00 Uhr
Reservation: https://eventfrog.ch
Eintrittspreise: 35.-/Studenten 20.-
Abendkasse und Bar: eine Stunde vor Beginn
Weitere Informationen: https://www.thezest.ch

Nightlands by Jack MacGregor
Nightlands is a dislocated environmental thriller which takes place in the extraordinary ex-Soviet ghost town of Pyramiden on the Svalbard Archipelago during a ferocious Arctic winter. Two Russians working a job in the desolate arctic embody two separate views of the fallen USSR; Slava, a young woman wishes to move past the history of her country, whereas Sasha, an older man, feels nostalgic and lost. Set in 1999 at the dawn of the Putin autocracy, Pyramiden’s caretakers play out a generational and ideological conflict.

The Actor’s Nightmare by Christopher Durang
Having casually wandered onstage, George, an accountant, is informed by a stage manager that one of the actors has been in an auto accident and he must replace him immediately. Apparently no one is sure of what play is being performed but George (costumed as Hamlet) seems to find himself in the middle of a scene from Private Lives. As he fumbles through one missed cue after another, the other actors shift from one play to another – all while George is slowly losing any sense of what he should be doing. Biting through satire and surreal comedy, the end will leave you wondering – is this just a bad dream? Or a terrible nightmare?


Bor Massier Director (Nightlands)
Amber Daughtry Director (The Actor’s Nightmare)
Arina Merzliakova Slava (Nightlands)
John Beadle Sasha (Nightlands)
Paul Bilton George Spelvin (The Actor’s Nightmare)
Artemi Bendandi Meg (The Actor’s Nightmare)
Deborah Somers Sarah Siddons (The Actor’s Nightmare)
Karen Sarmiento Ellen Terry (The Actor’s Nightmare)
Christopher Lee Henry Irving (The Actor’s Nightmare)
Matt Miller Special Appearance (The Actor’s Nightmare)