Becoming Human, Becoming Woman

Pernille Rübner-Petersen

The performance is a part of Teaterøens TEATER TAPAS.

Experience 4 out of 7 30 minutes performances in in a relaxed environment on the many scenes of the Theater. Total price 150 kr.

You choose the 4 performances you would like to see on the day when you arrive at the Theater Café. It is possible to buy tapas for 150 kr.


The Little Mermaid enters the world – awkward, vulnerable and longing for love. She tries to become the person, she really is. We all do that. The Mermaid’s terms for being are also ours.
The life of the Mermaid is both a life-affirming and cruel journey into human life as well as into a specific female desire.
The legendary feminist Simone de Beauvoir, summed up in the book The Second Sex (1949): You are not born as a woman, you become one. She demonstrated how being a woman is first and foremost an imposed gender role, which does not necessarily benefit women.
As a human being, the Mermaid has lost her voice, but in this interpretation of her story, the voice will be essential.

This event is in english

More info


  • Pernille Rübner-Petersen (Performer)
  • Pernille Rübner-Petersen (Playwright)
    Pernille Rübner-Petersen (Composer)


William Wains Gade 11
1432 København K