David Paquet

The Weight of Ants

Canada, Germany
Jeanne and Olivier’s school is officially the worst in the region. When the headteacher installs body-shaming shampoo ads in the toilets, Jeanne becomes an activist. Oliver has bigger worries: the climate emergency, corruption, nuclear war … As part of »Future Week« Olivier and Jeanne stand for election as the school’s speaker. No one else seems at all interested in this election – until Max enters the race, making only one promise: pizza for everyone!

In The Weight of Ants, Canadian playwright David Paquet has written an angry comedy with a furious tempo set in an chaotic world, where young people are given neither a sense of direction nor any right to have their own say.

Livestream Junges Schauspiel

Online 30.06.21, 18:00 – 19:15

David Paquet:
Das Gewicht der Ameisen
29.06.21, 19:00 - 20:15
Junges Schauspiel, Münsterstraße 446
30.06.21, 18:00 - 19:15
Junges Schauspiel, Münsterstraße 446
30.06.21, 18:00 - 19:15
Christof Seeger-Zurmühlen
Stage and Costume Design:
Helen Yung, Simone Grieshaber
Lisa Conway
Frank Weigand
Juliane Hendes
Theatre pedagogy:
Thiemo Hackel
Ali Aykar, Jonathan Gyles, Noëmi Krausz, Eduard Lind, Eva Maria Schindele
Co-Production: Theater der Welt Düsseldorf 2020/2021 and Junges Schauspiel des Düsseldorfer Schauspielhauses

The project is part of Canada's cultural programme related to Canada`s Guest of Honour presentation at the Frankfurt Book Fair 2020/2021 and is supported by the Canada Council for the Arts and the Government of Canada with additional support from the Government of Quebec.