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The directors of PROTOTYPE Festival have made the difficult decision to postpone this year’s tenth anniversary season to January of 2023.

An epidemic of addiction is raging in the world of mermaids. The mermaid Undine is addicted to hard plastic! In search of her daily dose, she ends up moving between an aquarium and a hydroponic garden in an apartment building in the middle of a city. There she meets the deeply unhappy Rodmenia, the wife of a tailor, and her neighbour Anselmo, an eccentric philosopher. Undine stays in the aquarium in Anselmo’s study, where she appeases her addictive hunger with plastic busts of famous philosophers.

Undine’s arrival shakes Rodmenia and Anselmo out of their respective ruts. The two neighbours become obsessed by the mermaid. Her magic world, in which she manipulates and seduces, stirs up an unprecedented desire for something glorious. Whereas Rodmenia sees this as a chance to escape her lonely, depressing existence and take charge of her own life, Anselmo sees Undine as a trophy, and the answer to the philosophic questions upon which his life has foundered. They each abandon themselves to their excessive desires, with far reaching consequences.

Produced by Stefanie Janssen for Stichting Wildermoed, Pádraig Fagan for Paper Panther Productions, Sjaron Minailo for Studio Minailo

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Stefanie Janssen

Sjaron Minailo

Michaël Brijs

Richard van Kruysdijk