The Provisional Players

Language: English
Founded in: 1987
Website: www.provisional-players.de
Contact:
contact@provisional-players.de
or
provisionalplayers@gmail.com

The Provisional Players are one of the two English-language theater groups at the Neuphilologische Fakultät at Tübingen University. Founded in 1987 as a “sprachpraktische Übung” of the American Studies department of Tübingen University, our original focus was on American drama but in the past few years we have staged quite a few British plays and have occasionally also strayed into German language drama. Normally, we do 1-2 productions each semester and in 2015 have now done more than 80 productions!

We welcome students (and non-students) of all faculties. Native speakers are very welcome but perfect command of English is not a must if you want to join us.

Although it is mainly the actors you see, there are a lot of other jobs involved in a theater production, such as set design and construction, costume production, lighting, public relations, etc.

If you are interested in joining us, don’t hesitate to contact us!

Previous Productions

2017
Black Comedy by Peter Shaffer
The Lost World by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, adapted by Oliver Schröder
Richard II by William Shakespeare

2016

God of Carnage by Yasmina Reza
norway.today by Igor Bauersima (joint production with Die Zuwiderstehlichen)
Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare
Von Bäumen und Poeten, in cooperation with foris theater
Blithe Spirit by Noel Coward
Mary Shelleys Frankenstein, adapted by Oliver Schröder
The Altruists by Nicky Silver

2015
Wyrd Sisters by Terry Pratchett®
Old Saybrook by Woody Allen
Macbeth by William Shakespeare
Doubt by John Patrick Shanley
The Man Who Was Thursday, based on the novel by G.K. Chesterton
Herz(ph)rasen

2014
A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
Alice in Businessland (with Business English Theatre, Reutlingen)
Arcadia (co-production with the Anglo-Irish Theatre Group) by Tom Stoppard
Eurydice by Sarah Ruhl
Copenhagen by Michael Frayn

2013
An Actor’s Titanic and Other Nightmares by Christopher Durang
Around the World in 80 Days, based on Jules Vernes‘ novels, adapted by Oliver Schroeder
Stop Kiss by Diana Son

2012
Arsenic and Old Lace by Joseph Kesselring
This Time it’s the End of the World
Private Lives by Noel Coward

2011
Other People’s Money (with The Business English Theatre Project)
After The Real Magritte: Inspector Hound! An evening with Tom Stoppard

2010
Hamlet
Business as (Un)usual
The Laugther Cometh
Airport Stories (with The Business English Theatre Project)

2009
Loose Ends
Die Panne
Soul Cage

2008
Lost Muses
Much Ado About Nothing (joint production of several Brechtbau groups)

2007
The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)
Einen Jux will er sich machen
The Shape of Things
Of Bodies Changed / Metamorphoses

2006
It’s not the End of the World
Hurray for Johnny Canuck
Shakespeare in Shorts

2005
Twelve Angry Men
Amadeus (joint production with the Anglo-Irish Theatre Group)
Once Upon a Time
Noises Off
Disclosures

2004
The Butleress/No Smoking
Night Coil
Blithe Spirit
Waiting On Godot

2003
Der Grüne Kakadu
A Midsummer Night’s Dream (joint production with the Anglo-Irish Theatre Group)
Everything You Always Wanted to Know about Socks

2002
The Lion in Winter
The Zoo Story
Pull the Plug the Water’s Boiling
Our Town

2001
The Crucible
Black Comedy

2000
Wyrd Sisters
God
The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy

1999
The Baltimore Waltz
Gimme Ives
Sister Mary Ignatius Explains it All to You

1998
For Whom the Southern Belle Tolls
Madeline Nude in the Rain Perhaps
It’s only a Play
Seascape with Sharks and Dancers
Picasso at the Lapin Agile

1997
Weldon Rising
Five of Us

1996
Stage Directions
Burn This
A Lie of the Mind

1995
Sexual Perversity in Chicago
Ikke, Ikke, Nye, Nye, Nye
The Glass Menagerie

1994
Speed the Plow
Strange Encounters

before 1994     “Lost Plays”