Pennyless Players

“When Venice Sinks”

Love in times of ecocide
“When Venice Sinks” - Impression #1


With this original play the Pennyless Players follow a very particular, turbulent love story through the ages.

April and Lucien, your seemingly everyday twenty-somethings, chance to meet in a restaurant called the Palaeolithic. April, an unambitious ex-swimmer and Lucien the passionate barkeeper immediately connect and – as they say – the rest is history. But there is more to this story than meets the eye, because this is the story of mankind.

From our budding relationship with nature in pre-history to a more and more dysfunctional approach culminating in the attempt of complete domination during the Industrial Revolution. Providing a unique point of view, the play takes us up to April and Lucien’s current relationship crisis, and wittily reminds us of what it really takes to find a solution.

World premiere: May 25, 2022
Further performances on May 26/27 and June 10/11, 2022
Start: 7.30 pm
Tickets: € 15,00 & € 8,00 (Students and holders of: Hunger auf Kunst und Kultur-Pass, LAUT!-Card, SozialCard)
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Sponsored by: Stadt Graz Kultur & Literaturhaus Graz /All proceeds will be donated to charity


Literaturhaus Graz
Elisabethstraße 30, 8010 Graz
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Pennyless Players Kulturverein
English Theatre in Graz, Graz