Die Tauben

(The Pigeons)
4F / 4M

At his firm's Christmas party Robert Bertrand announces his intention to disappear without a trace soon thereafter. Holger Voss is supposed to succeed him as CEO - an absurd choice. Holger is a nervous wreck because he feels his colleagues are mobbing him, particularly Heidrun Reichert. What Holger doesn't know is that Heidrun is being paid by Helmar, Robert's son to systematically sabotage Holger's work. Therefore his paranoia is entirely justified, and he might as well save the money he spends on expensive sessions with psychiatrist Dr. Asendorf. On top of that, Asendorf has an affair with Holger's wife - and Heidrun as well. The chaos seems complete when one day Robert really disappears. During an audit, Holger comes across strange irregularities. Then, out of the blue, Francois appears, Robert's long lost half brother, who is the spitting image of Robert, used to raise carrier pigeons with him and wants to claim his inheritance.

This play has been translated into:
Czech: Holubi
Danish: Duerne
English: The Pigeons
Icelandic: Dúfurnar
Norwegian: Brevduene
Slovenian: Golobi
Swedish: Duvorna

David Gieselmann

David Gieselmann

David Gieselmann (born in 1972 in Cologne) grew up in Darmstadt and studied playwriting in Berlin. Since 1999, Gieselmann has been writing plays and radio plays. In 1999 he was invited to the “International Residency of Playwrights” and ...

Plays by David Gieselmann

U: 06.03.2009 Schaubühne am Lehniner Platz, Berlin (Regie: Marius von Mayenburg)