Christoph Franken

Geboren 1978 in Köln, absolvierte Christoph Franken sein Schauspielstudium an der Otto Falckenberg Schule in München und der Filmakademie in Ludwigsburg. Während seines Engagements am Schauspiel Hannover von 2005 bis 2009 arbeitete er u. a. mit Jürgen Gosch, Wilfried Minks, Nuran David Calis, Tilman Köhler und Sebastian Nübling. Von 2009 bis 2019 war er Ensemblemitglied am Deutschen Theater Berlin, wo er u. a. in Inszenierungen von Jürgen Gosch, Stephan Kimmig, Nora Schlocker, Nuran David Calis, Stefan Pucher, Rafael Sanchez, Michael Thalheimer, Tilman Köhler, Daniela Löffner, Jette Steckel, Thom Luz und Sebastian Hartman zu erleben war. Seit 2015 spielt Christoph Franken im «Jedermann» bei den Salzburger Festspielen.

Performing in

It is centred on Argan, who not only imagines he is ill, he actually is: he is suffering from hypochondria. As a result, he cannot and will not relate to his social surroundings any differently than he does to his misfortune, which he circles in tyrannical self-reflection. With «The Imaginary Invalid», the Cologne-based writer and musician PeterLicht writes his fourth new version of Molière: in his customary playful language he dissects both the individual body and the body of society and breaks the final taboo of neoliberal self-optimisers – that of mortality.

Der eingebildete Kranke oder das Klistier der reinen Vernunft (The imaginary invalid or the enema of pure reason)
Residenztheater, 19.00 o'clock
Sat 15 Oct

Chekhov’s texts, first and foremost his youthful fragment «Platonov», form the starting point for a new evening of musical theatre by resident director Thom Luz. He has borrowed the title from a Russian film version of «Platonov» from 1977 and assembles a society that attempts to discern the melody of the joys and horrors of the future from the songs of a long-forgotten time.

Warten auf Platonow (Waiting for Platonow)
Premiere
Cuvilliéstheater
Sat 08 Oct
Cuvilliéstheater, 19.30 o'clock
Fri 14 Oct
Cuvilliéstheater, 19.30 o'clock
Mon 24 Oct
Cuvilliéstheater, 19.30 o'clock
Mon 31 Oct

Ensemble