Heavy Hitters 2020
In March 2020, Phil Hayes returned once more to the intimate setting of the Gessnerallee Südbühne , this time reuniting with his old Forced Entertainment sparring partner John Rowley.
Visceral, musical and quietly disturbing.. Phil and John got lost exploring the tragic, heroic failure of singing (your way out) of the pain...
With Heavy Hitters, they created an absurd double-act to explore the concept of persistence, the idea of keep getting back up and trying again, of stamina against all odds … asking when is the time for an aging (artist) body to finally quit?
An expense of emotional energy
a waste of shame
lust in action
lost in action
A First Cut Productions coproduction with Gessnerallee Zurich.
Performances 6., 7., 8. March 2020
HEAVY HITTERS was selected by the Jury of the 2021 Impulse Theatre Festival in Cologne.
Concept, Music; Phil Hayes
Performance; Phil Hayes, John Rowley
Dramaturg; Julia Hintermüller
Licht, Technik; Patrik Rimann
Diffusion; Lise Leclerc - Tutu Production
Prouktionsleitung; Lukas Piccolin
Photos: Niklaus Spoerri