DOG, WOMAN, MAN

Agegroup: 
Adults
Cast: 
1m, 1f + 1 Extra
Author: 

An unorthodox view of a relationship between two people: a dog describes the strange behaviour of the woman and the man who literally cling together even though they can hardly stand one another. When they meet for the first time the dog runs up to them and from then on stays because - like them - it has nothing to lose, because - like them - it seeks shelter in a warm apartment. That would be enough for the dog as a way out of solitude, and master and mistress "could also have been pleased not to wake up alone any longer, but human beings don't hit on such simple ideas". After a brief period of devoting loving attention to one another human behaviour returns: love becomes a claim to possession, closeness is replaced by suspicion and alienation. Nevertheless, separation or any other variant of change are out of the question as far as the man and woman are concerned. The energy-draining routines of their everyday life as couple, lived by others as something normal and thus dutifully followed by this man and woman, restrain them like a taut leash. This ultimately seems absolutely natural to the dog: "We dogs and human beings are in many respects related. For instance, we deal with catastrophes in the same way. We accept them". The play opened at Rampe Theater, Stuttgart, 2001.