2200 Ft / Student: 1700 Ft / season ticket is valid

Post-show talk on 29th of April with the members of Hotel Modern and Ádám Nádasdy Hungarian linguist and poet! In English with Hungarian translation.

In Shrimp Tales, Hotel Modern attempts to portray the fascinating plague that calls itself Humanity. We observe people as if they belonged to an exotic species with unique characteristics. They do sports, practice science, strive, live, make love and lose their mind. Shrimp Tales is a kaleidoscopic portrait packed with significant and insignificant moments: life, death and the frantic scrabbling around in between. In Shrimp Tales, the roles of humans are played by shrimps.**

About Hotel Modern
Hotel Modern theatre company was founded in 1997. Its members are Arlène Hoornweg and Pauline Kalker, who both graduated from Arnhem Theatre School, and visual artist, model maker and performer, Herman Helle. The group works together with (sound) artists for their performances, including Arthur Sauer (The Great War, Rococo, Shrimp Tales) and Ruud van der Pluijm (KAMP).

Hotel Modern blend visual art, object theatre, drama, music, film, modelling and performance in their evocative productions. Scale models play an important role in their performances; these are used to, literally, view the world from a macro perspective. Hotel Modern’s approach is unique in the theatre landscape, and it enables them to focus on subjects in entirely new ways.

Hotel Modern are idealistic in the sense that they believe that watching and experiencing theatre can encourage reconciliation. They try to offer solace to a society and a world in which people sometimes seem fearful of one another. This consolation is not achieved by presenting an overly comforting vision, but by re-presenting harsh reality in a subtle and poetic way.

Makers and performers: Pauline KALKER, Arlène HOORWEG, Herman HELLE
Sound concept and live performance: Arthur SAUER
Set assistant, production and live set dresser: Ineke KRUIZINGA
Technikusok/Technicians: André GOOS and Jorg SCHELLEKENS
Assistants: Heleen WIEMER+, Stefan GROSS, Jozef van ROSSEM, Sanne VAGHI, Jan-Geert MUNNEKE and Annette SCHEER
With thanks to: Els Nieveen van Dijkum, Wilco Kwerreveld, Amnesty International

Funding: NFPK, City of Rotterdam, NKA, OKM

Box Office opening hours:
  • Main hall performance days: 5 pm - 10 pm
  • studio and club performance days: 5 pm - 8:30 pm
  • other days: 5pm - 8 pm
Trafó Gallery opening hours:
  • Performance days: 4-10pm.
  • Opening hours: Tuesday - Sunday: 4pm-7pm.
  • Closed on Mondays.
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