09. 12. (13. canceled) 14. 15. 20. 21. 22. 23. of January 2016
2. 3. 6.

of February 2016


A & X - A Lovestory based on the Novel by John Berger

The Volksbühne Basel presents: First showing in German




Xavier was sentenced to two lifetimes in prison due to political reasons. His Lover A’ida writes to him. The Power of her words, her courage and her lust for life are stronger than the walls and barriers.

"The ephemeral is not the opposite of the eternal.
The opposite of the eternal is the forgotten. "

In his Novel, John Berger shows the political Aspects of human existence,
in the small things of everyday life, just as well as in exceptional circumstances.

Love and hope are not possessions,but a constantly recurring decision one must make. A&X is an evening against neglect – against our fading awareness of all those, who stood up for a life without war and suppression – and are still fighting it

today. Poetic and sensitive a story is put on stage, that could take place everywhere in the world. Today – Now.



9th of January (Premiere) 

12th14th 15th
 20th 21st 22nd 23rd of January 2016 - 20h

2nd 3rd 6th of February 2016 - 20h

Druckereihalle im Ackermannshof,
St. Johanns-Vorstadt 19-21, Basel 


Reservations under
+41 78 671 18 81



Anina Jendreyko, Robert Baranowski,
Orhan Müstak, Maya Alban-Zapata
Concept und Text-Version: Anina Jendreyko and Axel Nitz
Directed by:
 Axel Nitz
Video: Tabea Rothfuchs 
Video-Assistant: Julia Minnig, Tobija Stuker und Vera Bruggmann
 Cornelia Peter
Light / Tech:
 Michel Jann
Directors Assistant:
 Özlem Yilmaz, Lilia Widrig
Production Manager:
 Pascal Moor
 Clara Günther


Adaption for the stage by Anina Jendreyko and Axel Nitz after „A und X –
eine Liebesgeschichte in Briefen“ by John Berger, translated by Hans Jürgen Balmes.
© John Berger 2008. All rights of the German edition © Carl Hanser Verlag München 2010.

In Cooperation with ROXY Birsfelden

Swisslons-Fonds BS, Swisslos-Fonds BL, Ernst Göhner Stiftung, Stanley Thomas Johnson Stiftung, GGG, Landis & Gyr Stiftung, Stiftung Edith Maryon, Wilhelm und Ida Hertner-Strasser Stiftung, Ruth und Paul Wallach Stiftung

Supported by: Philosophicum, Druckereihalle Ackermannshof, Institut Kunst Hochschule für Gestaltung und Kunst FHNW








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Ticket prices

Adults CHF 20.-- / Adolescents CHF 15.--
Evening box office 19.15h