Based on Ibsens Little Eyolf, great open eyes focuses on the trauma of child loss. It narrates the struggle of Rita and Alfred, whose crippled son Eyolf drowned, in a non-linear way making little Eyolfs encounter with the rat-wife the fragmented center of their story.


The focus is on a musical-dramaturgical-scenic unity: the orchestra functions as a central part of the story. 

Creative Team

Manuel Zwerger


Carmen C. Kruse

Stage Director & Text

Valentin Mattka

Set Designer

Ulf Brauner

Costume Designer

© 2020 by Carmen C. Kruse