MichaelGoldberg

Geboren 1959, erhielt Michael Goldberg seine Ausbildung an der Neuen Münchner Schauspielschule und trat am Theater Hildesheim sein erste Engagement an. Engagements führten ihn nach Mannheim, Freiburg und Frankfurt am Main, bevor er 2013 Ensemblemitglied am Deutschen Theater Berlin wurde. In Inszenierungen der Salzburger Festspiele war er bereits mehrmals auf der Bühne des Residenztheaters zu erleben. In Frankfurt sowie am Schauspiel Köln, am Deutschen Theater Berlin und an der Schaubühne Berlin arbeitete Michael Goldberg u. a. mit Christopher Rüping, Jette Steckel, Karin Henkel, Stefan Pucher, Barbara Frey, René Pollesch und Antu Romero Nunes.

Performing in

New York City in the final months of the Obama Presidency. While the writer Toby Darling feverishly awaits the premiere of his play, his partner Eric Glass spends time with his acquaintance Walter. His conversations with the 55-year-old take Eric back to a past which as a gay man in his early thirties he only knows from hearsay: the devastating AIDS epidemic that rocked the LGBTQ community at the beginning of the 1980s. 

Das Vermächtnis (The Inheritance) – Part 1
Part 1 (Part 2: 10.7.)
Residenztheater, 19.30 o'clock
Sat 09 Jul

New York City in the final months of the Obama Presidency. While the writer Toby Darling feverishly awaits the premiere of his play, his partner Eric Glass spends time with his acquaintance Walter. His conversations with the 55-year-old take Eric back to a past which as a gay man in his early thirties he only knows from hearsay: the devastating AIDS epidemic that rocked the LGBTQ community at the beginning of the 1980s.

Das Vermächtnis (The Inheritance) – Part 2
Part 2 (Part 1: 9.7.)
Residenztheater, 19.30 o'clock
Sun 10 Jul

Elisabeth Gärtner, a retired architect, has only one more wish: she wants to die. Her beloved husband died of cancer three years ago and without him life has no meaning for her any more. A drug that would allow her to die of her own volition has been refused her. Now the Ethics Council must make a decision on her case. Expert witnesses from the fields of law, medicine and theology argue over the question:  Does a human being have a right to determine their own death? Are doctors allowed to help someone commit suicide? And who do our lives actually belong to? To us? To the state? Or to God?

Gott (God)
Residenztheater, 18.30 o'clock
Sun 24 Jul

Rising sea levels, forests dying and even the two world wars were supposedly predicted by the woodland prophet Mühlhiasl, who apparently lived near Straubing during the 16th century and went down in legends of the Bavarian forest as a local Nostradamus. The dramatist, filmmaker and poet Herbert Achternbusch makes use of this legend to write about a society that is determined to preserve prosperity by any means necessary: the entire village lives off the local manufacturers’ fame for making ruby glass – however the master glassmaker who just passed away took the recipe to the grave with him. The cowherd Hias, who is hastily summoned for help, confirms the clairvoyant faculties attributed to him by arriving before he has even been called for. Spurred on by his gloomy forecasts on one hand and the tyrannical glassworks owner Goldfinger on the other, the entire village ends up in turmoil and is soon prepared to sacrifice the peace of its soul for wealth.

Herz aus Glas (Heart of glass)
Marstall, 20.00 o'clock
Wed 27 Jul

Calderón’s play tells of how Basilio, King of Poland, is given a prophecy that Sigismund will rise up against him, so keeps him locked up like an animal in a tower. In Hofmannsthal’s new version, which is rediscovered for the stage here, the author departed radically from the Spanish original.

Der Turm (THE TOWER)
Premiere
Residenztheater
Fri 21 Oct