Max Rothbart

Geboren 1990 in Berlin, studierte Max Rothbart dort zunächst Medizin, bevor er sein Schauspielstudium an der Hochschule für Musik und Theater «Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy» Leipzig absolvierte. Von 2013 bis 2015 war er noch während des Studiums am Staatsschauspiel Dresden zu erleben. Sein Erstengagement führte ihn 2015 an das Theater Basel und durch Koproduktionen an das Schauspiel Köln und das Burgtheater Wien, wo er u. a. mit den Regisseur*innen Simon Stone, Claudia Bauer, Martin Laberenz, Schorsch Kamerun, Ulrich Rasche und Stefan Bachmann arbeitete.

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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

In sharp, precise poetic miniatures and snapshots, Roland Schimmelpfennig, one of Germany’s best-known contemporary playwrights, describes casual encounters, incidental gestures and fragments of conversation across a panorama of characters that go together to establish a kaleidoscopic image of a society suddenly brought to a standstill by a pandemic. Through skilful leaps in time, abrupt disjunctions and cleverly constructed transitions we follow the broadest possible range of characters enter a disparate and dissonant period after this shock – of social isolation, helplessness, fear and desperation.

Der Kreis um die Sonne (The circle around the sun)
Residenztheater, 16.00 o'clock
Sun 09 Oct
Residenztheater, 18.30 o'clock
Sun 30 Oct

The author and musician PeterLicht frees this moral portrait that we now find barely legible from the socio-political reality of French absolutism and sets his sights on the present in his new version «Tartuffe or the Philosopher’s Swine». Here he employs the same characters as the original, whose literary descendants are nevertheless given considerable licence: in secular times one abhors a vacuum and so the «socially interconnected sculpture» hopes for and fears the appearance of Tartuffe, who serves to supply their wishes and as a surface onto which they may project themselves.

Tartuffe oder Das Schwein der Weisen (Tartuffe or the philosopher's swine)
Residenztheater, 20.00 o'clock
Mon 10 Oct