The Talented Mr. Ripley

by Patricia Highsmith
Direction: Jan-Christoph Gockel

German translation by Melanie Walz
An edition by Jan-Christoph Gockel and Nils Haarmann

The shy Tom Ripley is sent to Italy by a rich New York dockyard owner. He is to bring back the owner’s son, Dickie, who is enjoying the good life there. Ripley’s fascination for this charismatic playboy quickly takes a sinister turn; he murders him and takes on his identity. A breathless cat-and-mouse game begins…

A production in the conext of the European theatre network Prospero.


By: Patricia Highsmith
Direction: Jan-Christoph Gockel
Stage and costume design: Nina Wetzel
Music: Jacob Suske
Dramaturgy: Nils Haarmann

With: David Ruland, Sebastian Schwarz, Luise Wolfram

Duration: ca. 120 minutes

(without interval)

Premiered on 18 September 2011

Tour Dates

Tampere (August 2012)
Liège (November 2012)