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Close your Eyes Tell a Story

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First Premiered

Close your Eyes, Tell a Story premiered 9 March, 2012 at the Theater Remise in Bern.


“To tell a story, it feels like you need to close your eyes.” – “Why?” –
“Because, well, otherwise, the fear that the world is a dark and strange
place will overwhelm you. Just like that. But then, this is a misconception
in at least two ways: The world is not a dark and strange place.
And our fears overwhelm us anyway, whether we close our eyes or not.”

It is either fate or irony that brought Helen to this post office. It could be fate because she is looking for the owner of a letter wrongly delivered to her address, assuming that this person has gotten a letter for her. It could be irony because she is looking for her future in a place that itself has no future. Yes, the post office is about to close. Forever.

It is here, in this place of too many yesterdays and too little tomorrows, that she meets Kerry, the caretaker. Together, they start to tell the stories of the post office, stories of lost people, hidden hopes, of buses and love, inevitable travels, cats and newspapers, of tears and laughter. Little do they know the question they will have to face: How can a story ever live up to the reality around us?

Written by

Alexander P. Sigrist

Directed by

Alexander P. Sigrist


Alec Peter – Hannes Zwicker
Claire -Tanja Willi
Marc -Alexander P. Sigrist
Kerry -Thomas Lüthi
Helen Proust – Nathalie Dulio
Henry Proust – Fabian Claus
Susan – Eva Witschi
Leeann – Eva Leuenberger
Mary – Fanny Krebs

Performances Dates

Premier 9 March, 2012


Theater Remise in Bern.

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