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The beginning of this project was the concept of creation and the many stories of the beginning of everything that people tell each other.

From this came the simple question: what would an evening of theater that begins with the beginning of everything look like? Which roles would be distributed? Which characters do would you want to see there? Do you need a lump of clay? And above all, how would it all end?

But back to the beginning. Darkness becomes light, the divine breath is breathed in, and in the paradisiacal garden the first lovers find each other. They dare to take their first steps together as a couple, seek shelter from nature and, thank God, find an affordable apartment. Fate quickly pulls the young couple into the roller coaster of life. With each child, the centrifugal forces grow and threaten to tear the family apart.

FAMILIE FLÖZ expands its toolbox for this play and, in addition to the familiar mask figures, also shows the actors behind them. Whether playing music, singing, filming, speaking, or making noises, the ensemble creates the world of the masks before the eyes of the audience. They lend their bodies to the characters and take the fate of the masks into their own hands. Creator and creation meet until the story tells itself.

The title HOKUSPOKUS plays with the presumed origin of the word, a popular verbalization of the Latin 'Hoc est enim corpus meum' - "This is my body". Or it is just a sleight of hand after all. HOKUSPOKUS describes something about the theater as a box of wonders that we visit to celebrate the play of lies and truth.

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Dates
June 2022
CREDITS

HOKUSPOKUS
is a production by Familie Flöz, in co-production with Theaterhaus Stuttgart and Theater Duisburg.
supported by Hauptstadtkulturfonds

Play devised by:  Fabian Baumgarten, Anna Kistel, Sarai O’Gara, Benjamin Reber, Hajo Schüler, Mats Süthoff und Michael Vogel
performed by:  Fabian Baumgarten, Anna Kistel, Sarai O’Gara, Benjamin Reber, Mats Süthoff und Michael Vogel
Direction, Masks: Hajo Schüler
Costumes: Mascha Schubert
Set Design: Felix Nolze (rotes pferd)
Music: Vasko Damjanov, Sarai O'Gara, Benjamin Reber
Drawings: Cosimo Miorelli
Assistance, mask making: Lei-Lei Bavoil
Assistance direction: Katrin Kats
Assistance Costumes: Marion Czyzykowski
Lighting, Video: Reinhard Hubert
Sound Design: Vasko Damjanov
Production management: Peter Brix
Administration Company: William Winter
Management Company: Gianni Bettucci