As a street theatre group Theater Bahö! emphasizes expressive physical ways of performing. In doing so Bahö! creates grotesque but charming, strange but likeable characters. Music, juggling and acrobatics form important elements of show. But rather than presenting them as mere techniques, Austrian theatre incorporates these elements into the setting of our piece. Speech is used as a style element which need not be understood word by word. Theater Bahö! develops the scenes in a process based on improvisation. After refining the results of improvisation, show evolves by putting the scenes together. However, when Bahö! performs in the street, interaction with the spectators contributes to a further development of piece. "Bahö" is an expression taken from Viennese dialect. It signifies tumult and noise but it also stands for action and fun. The artists of Theater Bahö! joined to form a group in October 2000. Each of them brought with them experience in the performing-arts area. However, with people coming from quite different backgrounds such as theatre, music and circus-arts, Theater Bahö! faces special challenges and opportunities.
<font color="#D2CFA8">"Obst und Gemüse" ("Fruits and vegetables")</font>
Author: Florian Lassnig, Markus Hoffmann, Christian Suchy
Direction: Christian Suchy
Dramaturgy, production assistance: Christian Suchy
Set design: Florian Lassnig, Markus Hoffmann
Music: Florian Lassnig, Markus Hoffmann
Costumes: Florian Lassnig, Markus Hoffmann
Actors: Florian Lassnig, Markus Hoffmann
Year of production: 2003
Duration: about 55 minutes
Two vendors set up their stall on the street. However, they offer a lot more than fruits and vegetables. The repertoire includes artistic cherry spitting as well as lettuce-puppet-theatre and tomatoe-juggling. "Obst und Gemüse" is the first piece presented by a smaller cast of Theater Bahö!. Two simple market fellows start a rough but witful game with groceries. The spectators not only can enjoy charming characters but also fresh apples and fascinating ideas. Theater Bahö! always leaves room for experiments and new projects. There is never a lack of ideas. The new piece "Obst und Gemüse", presented by two actors of Theater Bahö!, is a delightful example of this passion for theatre.