The Man from Earth by Jerome Bixby

After John Oldman suddenly gives up his job teaching history, prepares to move away and flees his goodbye party, John’s friends and colleagues demand an explanation. It’s not what they expect: John claims to be 14000 years old, having been alive since the Stone Age and moving every ten years to hide the fact that he doesn’t age. They try to examine his claim by using their respective areas of expertise until a surprise guest arrives to bring the discussion to a boiling point.

Show dates

21, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 30 January 2019
1, 2, 3, 5 February 2019

7.30 p.m. Audimax (Von-Melle-Park 4)

12 € or 6€ concession

5€ per person for groups consisting of 10 or more people. Please book in advance via email up (at) uni-hamburg.de.

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If you are interested in being a part of the crew, please email up (at) uni-hamburg.de.

Current University Players crew departments you can still join for January:

Lighting / Stage Management / Prompting / Front of House

Get in contact if you have any questions!

Poster by Friedrich Art


  • You can purchase tickets for any date at the box office on show days, online or at Unikontor on campus (Allende-Platz 1).

  • Unfortunately, pre-ordering tickets online results in additional costs. It will also be possible to purchase your tickets at the door before the show. The box office opens at 6 p.m. in the Audimax but only on show days.

  • Seat reservations are not available.

  • We offer a special discount to groups of 10+ school students. Please book via email up (at) uni-hamburg.de.


…any questions? …suggestions? …requests?

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We are always looking for helping hands in our crew – just e-mail us or contact us via social media. If you’re interested in joining the UPs as an actor, just come to our open auditions in April or October (dates will be published here).


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