Chris Kondek


«Danton’s Death», written by the 22-year-old Georg Büchner in a mere five weeks in 1835 following extensive research, is based on historical sources and documents from the French Revolution, whose maxims of «liberty, equality and fraternity» shaped our understanding of modern European democracies. However, Büchner does not tell of the triumphant beginnings, the storming of the Bastille as part of a popular uprising that continues to be celebrated today, focusing instead on a few days towards the end of the Jacobins’ so-called reign of terror in the spring of 1794.

Dantons Tod (Danton’s Death)
Residenztheater, 19.30 o'clock
Sat 22 Jun

Following Ibsen’s Peer Gynt, in the second half of the season another we hear from another master storyteller. A narrator who tells us to call him Ismael walks onto the Residenztheater stage in seaman’s garb. What follows is a genuine monster of a story: Ismael is hired on the «Pequod», an old whaling ship, and goes to sea on board this floating blubber factory.

Moby Dick
Residenztheater, 19.30 o'clock
Wed 26 Jun
Residenztheater, 20.00 o'clock
Mon 15 Jul
Residenztheater, 19.30 o'clock
Sat 20 Jul
Residenztheater, 19.30 o'clock
Tue 23 Jul