Photos: Felix Sauter


»Seeking like-minded people who love role-play games, happy to live out their fantasies and thinking, hypocritical double standards is a disease.«

The birthday party of a lady getting a bit long in the tooth. The atmosphere seems strange and unreal. The guests and the apparent host play games and tease each other. But what kind of a game is it in which they get involved more and more? Is it possible that everything is not real?

A piece about virtual worlds in a different way than first association.  Focused on the secret desires and the motives of the protagonists to go to the virtual world and to dive into it, the piece opens a wide range of new associations. The protagonists move fluently between reality and virtual space. What or who is just wishful thinking and where is the line? Is the virtual life really always so much better than reality?


Premiere: 11. June 2009 // Rotebühltheater, Stuttgart


Nominated for the Stuttgart Theater Award 2010



Performance and creation: Britta Gemmer, Diane Marstboom, Robert Skatulla/Tobias MacIsaac

Artistic director: Nicki Liszta
Executive director and artistic assistant: Isabelle Gatterburg
Szenography: Kaspar Wimberley
Stage and costumes: Susanne Kudielka
Dialogue coach: Caroline Intrup
Music editing: Heiko Giering

Duration of the piece: ca. 60 minutes


»Surreal and beautifully absurd Dance Theater with three fascinating and unstoppable dancers, Britta Gemmer, Diane Marstboom and Robert Skatulla. … Extreme physical theatre to cheerful accordion folk music, a love story with passion and pain. As absurd as all of the images may be (Its hard to find a comparison for Nicki Lisztas wild imagination in the current dance scene), they do not feel artificial for one minute.« Angela Reinhardt, Eßlinger Zeitung / Tanznetz.de, 26.05.2008