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Smalltalk Heerlen – Aachen

27 August @ 15:004 September @ 18:00

A travelling encounter between Heerlen and Aachen.

Two neighbourhoods in two cities and two countries; less than kilometres apart, yet the distance feels much greater. We take you on a trip across the border by coach. We show you everyday, normal life in these neighbourhoods. You listen to stories from the residents. How do they differ from each other? What similarities can you discover? Where do we find Europe in this story? This travelling, theatrical encounter is an ode to small talk, a tribute to the meeting of different worlds. Smalltalk is a European cross-border and multi-location theatre project by Hoge Fronten and Studio Europa Maastricht.

Smalltalk is a bordercrossing European theatreproject by Hoge Fronten and Studio Europa Maastricht in a co-production with Cultura Nova and is supported by Maastricht University, the Province of Limburg and the City of Maastricht.


Saturday 27 August from 15:00 till 18:00

Sunday 28 August from 15:00 till 18:00

Saturday 3 September from 15:00 till 18:00

Sunday 4 September from 15:00 till 18:00

Departure Tempsplein in Heerlen or Ungarnplatz in Aachen



27 August @ 15:00
4 September @ 18:00