Nicola Mastroberardino

Geboren 1978 in Zürich, absolvierte Nicola Mastroberardino sein Schauspielstudium an der Hochschule für Musik und Theater Zürich. Seine Engagements führten ihn von 2005 bis 2010 an das Schauspiel Essen, von 2010 bis 2015 an das Schauspielhaus Bochum und von 2015 bis 2019 an das Theater Basel. 2008 erhielt er den Aalto Bühnenpreis für junge Künstler, 2009 den Förderpreis der Akademie der Künste in der Sektion Darstellende Kunst sowie 2013 den Bochumer Theaterpreis in der Sparte «Arrivierter Künstler». Zuletzt wurde die Schweizer TV-Serie «Seitentriebe» mit ihm in der Hauptrolle mit dem European Script Award 2018 ausgezeichnet. Er arbeitete unter anderem mit den Regisseur*innen David Bösch, Anselm Weber, Sebastian Nübling, Lisa Nielebock, Hermann Schmidt-Rahmer, Julia Hölscher und Thorleifur Örn Arnarsson. Mit den Inszenierungen von Simon Stone, Ulrich Rasche und Claudia Bauer wurde er 2017, 2018 und 2019 zum Berliner Theatertreffen eingeladen.

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
Premiere Part 1 (followed by Part 2 at 7:00 p.m.)
Residenztheater, 15.00 o'clock
Sun 30 Jan
Part 1 (february first: Part 2)
Residenztheater, 19.30 o'clock
Mon 31 Jan
Part 1 (february 18: Part 2)
Residenztheater, 19.30 o'clock
Thu 17 Feb
Part 1 (february 20: Part 2)
Residenztheater, 16.00 o'clock
Sat 19 Feb

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
Premiere Part 2 (Part 1 at 3 pm)
Residenztheater, 19.00 o'clock
Sun 30 Jan
Part 2
Residenztheater, 19.30 o'clock
Tue 01 Feb
Residenztheater, 19.30 o'clock
Fri 18 Mar
Residenztheater, 19.00 o'clock
Sat 19 Mar

PART I: MILLENNIUM APPROACHES

PART II: PERESTROIKA

The mid-1980s: the outbreak of the disease AIDS alarms New York. Louis, son of a wealthy Jewish family, abandons his sick boyfriend Prior and starts a relationship with conservative Mormon lawyer Joe. When Joe’s drug-dependent wife Harper retreats into dreams of everlasting ice, his strictly religious mother flies in outraged from Salt Lake City. The Republican Roy Cohn, a cynical and power-obsessed lawyer, insists until his last breath that he is not gay and does not have AIDS. Even on his deathbed, he refuses to stop arguing about this with his black nurse Belize. And then an angel breaks through Prior’s bedroom ceiling.

Engel in Amerika (Angels in America)

From 1909 to 1916 the French dramatist Paul Claudel worked on an historical trilogy whose central piece is «Dry Bread». Through its characters he makes visible the social, political and spiritual changes of the 1840s that had begun with the French Revolution. Those who had previously driven the Enlightenment were now the exploiters of the restoration. Once lofty ideals had been corrupted, egotism and greed had triumphed. A fight breaks out between Turelure, a representative of the old order, his beloved Sichel, his son Louis and Louis’s fiancé Lûmir over the essentials: money, revenue, power. With great violence and a keen business sense they are each determined to achieve their own vision of the future. Above all the women, who have not been permitted to conduct business until now, strive to inscribe their own names on this phase of radical change. The dramatist Anja Hilling, who has already overwritten Claudel’s work on several occasions, transposes his historical drama into our own time.

Teile (hartes Brot) - Parts (Dry bread)

The Australian playwright and director Simon Stone whose attention-grabbing contemporary interpretations of classic dramas have caused an international sensation, takes characters, narrative threads and motifs from Horváth’s works, catapults them into the present day and weaves them together into a touching, post-heroic panorama of human effort in times of crisis.

Unsere Zeit (Our Time)
Residenztheater, 17.00 o'clock
Sat 05 Feb
Residenztheater, 17.00 o'clock
Sun 06 Feb
Residenztheater, 17.00 o'clock
Sat 12 Mar
Residenztheater, 17.00 o'clock
Sun 13 Mar