AbstractMomo’s story is that of a small girl who confronts the time-thieves; grey gentlemen who rob humankind of their time and therefore of their quality of life. The fact that the human beings are unconsciously making their loss of time possible should serve as a lesson to us all. – Momo is singularly equipped for the battle: she possesses incredible listening skills, so that “suddenly clever things occurred even to stupid people. […] She could listen so that people at a loss all of a sudden knew exactly what they wanted. Or that shy people suddenly felt free and courageous…” (translation Susanne Even). And other childrens’ games take off in unforeseen directions when she is around; they become happenings, dramatic experiences. The little stray Momo lives in an old, derelict amphitheatre, and this is where this story begins…
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