Close your eyes and imagine: We are sitting together at a big table. We laugh, reminisce. The smell of the sea. Everything is right. Everything makes sense.

42 is the supercomputer’s answer to the question of the meaning of life in Douglas Adam’s novel The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. A vague answer – even after several million years of computing time. Will we find out more? What makes life meaningful? 42 people have shared with us their very personal answers. We play them on.

Wild and poetic, loud and quiet, between dissonance and harmony, the international ensemble moves on an oversized playground where anything is possible and anything can happen.

What is really important? How do we use the short time we have left in this world? How do we make a difference? More and more fervently, we are searching for answers. No wonder – after all we have experienced in the last months! No wonder – in view of current wars and destruction! No wonder – in view of all the shocks to which our lives are exposed.

Because imagine, we wake up and everything was in vain….

Choreography Tobias Spori
Direction Ann Katrin Cooper
Music Carla Wierer
Light  Patrick Etterlin
Set Design Ann Katrin Cooper & Tobias Spori
Construction Set Design Sam Neff
Costumes Elina Kim
Outside Eye Vanessa Cook
Dance Egon Gerber, Elina Kim, Giulia Tornarolli, Victor Rottier, Sebastian Zuber
Tour Companion Marianne Neff-Gugger
Video Kristian Breitenbach

Coproduction by POOL – Raum für Kultur, Walzhalle Münchenstein
With generous support from Kanton St.Gallen/Swisslos, Stadt St.Gallen, Kulturförderung Appenzell Ausserrhoden, Steinegg Stiftung, Bertold Suhner Stiftung, Dr. Fred Styger Stiftung, Metrohm Stiftung, Farner St.Gallen AG, Gemeinde Teufen, Ortsbürgergemeinde St.Gallen, Susanne und Martin Knechtli Kradolfer Stiftung, TW Stiftung, Johannes Waldburger Stiftung, Huber Suhner Stiftung, Tisca Tischhauser Stiftung, Arnold Billwiller Stiftung