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Dear audience,

Due to the tightened Corona measures of the Free State of Bavaria and the cabinet decision of tuesday, november 23 2021, new regulations apply to events from wednesday, november 24 2021:

 

All performances in the Marstall are cancelled up to and including Wednesday 15 December 2021.
Seating capacity for cultural events is reduced to 25%. In addition, a minimum distance must be maintained. Therefore, it is unfortunately not possible to maintain a performance schedule in the Marstall.
 

Performances at the Residenztheater and Cuvilliéstheater will continue to take place as long as a 7-day incidence of 1,000 in Munich is not exceeded.

 

 

2G+ with mask and rapid antigen test.

2G+ (vaccinated or recovered plus mask and rapid antigen test) applies.
You can have a rapid test performed free of charge at the Theater-Testzentrum at Marstallplatz, for example, with prior registration: www.theater-tests.de.
Please show your vaccination or recovery certificate together with your identity card (or other photo document) and the negative rapid test at admission.

 

You must present a valid photo ID to attend the performance.

Due to the current high incidence of infection, the wearing of a mask is currently mandatory during the entire stay in the house. This also applies at the seat during the performance. It must be an FFP2 mask or a mask with an equivalent protection standard.

In order to guarantee a punctual start of the performance, we kindly ask you to arrive early.

 

Subscription

We are pleased that your subscription calls can still take place. Our subscribers will be informed about the procedure in writing by e-mail or by telephone.

 

Tickets

Since the venues may now only be used to a maximum of 25% capacity, new seating plans must be set up for all performances. We sincerely ask for your understanding that tickets already purchased will unfortunately have to be cancelled for this reason. Your tickets will be refunded automatically, you do not need to do anything else. The amount will be refunded automatically within the next few days. If you still want to attend the performance, please re-book your tickets.

 

Of course, we will continue to apply all hygiene regulations. We are also monitoring developments every day and will keep you informed of any changes that may affect your performance visit.  




Amendments to the conditions of use of the Bavarian State Theatres due to the current situation (SARS-CoV-2)

Today
03 Dec
Friday
Fri 03 Dec

Die drei Musketiere (The three musketeers)

after Alexandre Dumas in an adaptation by Antonio Latella and Federico Bellini
Residenztheater, 20.00–22.00 o'clock
Abo 53
Prices E

The Three Musketeers, of whom there are actually four, appear and think about their loneliness. Can their famous slogan «One for all and all for one» be explained mathematically? Who is «the one» here? And who are «all»? They transform themselves into their own servants and horses and reconstruct Dumas’s story – and above all they question it. The musketeers are fighting for their lives and the actors are acting as if their lives depend on it.

Go to page «Die drei Musketiere (The three musketeers)»
Fri 03 Dec

Urteile (revisited) – Nach dem Prozess (Judgements (revisited) - after the trial)

A documentary theatre project about the victims of the NSU in Munich by Christine Umpfenbach and Azar Mortazavi
Marstall, 20.00–21.20 o'clock
Prices T

From 21 October to 7 November 2021 theatre projects will be presented throughout Germany under the label «Kein Schlussstrich!» (“Do not draw the line!”) concerning the National Socialist Underground (NSU) - because even ten years after it unmasked itself, the underlying reasons behind the NSU continue to remain unclear. The play «Judgements», which premiered on 10 April 2014 in the Marstall and which was the first play in a German-speaking country to tell the story from the perspective of the loved ones the murder victims left behind, will therefore be restaged by Christine Umpfenbach with a new cast in the form of a re-enactment and be continued up to the present day.

Go to page «Urteile (revisited) – Nach dem Prozess (Judgements (revisited) - after the trial)»
All performances in the Marstall are cancelled up to and including Wednesday 15 December 2021. The seating capacity for cultural events is reduced to 25%. In addition, a minimum distance must be maintained. Therefore, unfortunately, a production in the Marstall can not be maintained.
04 Dec
Saturday
Sat 04 Dec

RESI READS LIVE FOR CHILDREN: Christmas in Danger

By Henning Callsen
Zur schönen Aussicht, 11.00–12.00 o'clock
Prices P
All performances at the «Schönen Aussicht» are cancelled up to and including Wednesday December 15, 2021. Seating capacity for cultural events is reduced to 25%. In addition, a minimum distance must be maintained. Therefore, it is unfortunately not possible to maintain a performance at the «Schönen Aussicht».
Sat 04 Dec

Dekalog

based on the film script by Krzysztof Kieślowski and Krzysztof Piesiewicz
Residenztheater, 19.30–21.45 o'clock | 19.00 o'clock introduction
Abo 61
Prices H

«What, in your innermost being, is right and what is wrong? What is a lie and what is the truth? What is honest and what is dishonest? And what sort of attitude should one have to this?», asked the film director Krzysztof Kieślowski and the lawyer Krzysztof Piesiewicz in 1983 when they began to develop the internationally-acclaimed cycle of films «Dekalog», whose ten episodes each examine one of the Biblical commandments in the light of the secular present. Within a social panorama they portray situations that are universal, yet deeply private and personal, ones «that are fictious but could occur in anyone’s life». 

Go to page «Dekalog»
Sat 04 Dec

Cyrano de Bergerac

in an adaptation for two lonely characters by Federico Bellini and Antonio Latella
Marstall, 20.00–22.00 o'clock | 19.30 o'clock introduction
Prices V

After «The Three Musketeers», who continue to gallop across the Residenztheater stage, the Italian director Antonio Latella and his co-writer and dramaturg Federico Bellini now tackle the second great classic about famous swordsmen.  They take Rostand’s play as the starting point for research into the nature of theatre and love, in which instead of the more than fifty characters presented in the original, only two performers stand on stage. The two men now have to tell the story without the object of their desires and have no muse to inspire their verses.

Go to page «Cyrano de Bergerac»
All performances in the Marstall are cancelled up to and including Wednesday 15 December 2021. The seating capacity for cultural events is reduced to 25%. In addition, a minimum distance must be maintained. Therefore, unfortunately, a production in the Marstall can not be maintained.
05 Dec
Sunday
Sun 05 Dec

Hamlet

by William Shakespeare
Residenztheater, 19.00–22.30 o'clock | 18.30 o'clock introduction
Abo 74
Prices H

A golden age and decades of peace appear to have come to an end with the death of the Danish king. His successor Claudius attempts to soothe these burgeoning conflicts with diplomacy, but Prince Hamlet, the dead king’s son, refuses to accept his uncle as heir to the throne and his mother’s new husband. While the people seems willing to let itself be convinced of the new ruler’s illegitimacy, Hamlet has no desire to take his place – and thus, perhaps unconsciously, sabotages the traditional concept of political order itself.

Go to page «Hamlet»
Sun 05 Dec

Es waren ihrer sechs (Six of them)

freely adapted from the novel by Alfred Neumann in an arrangement by Tomasz Śpiewak
World premiere
Marstall, 19.00–20.30 o'clock
Prices U

When the novel «Six of Them» by the émigré author Alfred Neumann, then living in Los Angeles, was published in 1945, it generated considerable controversy in Germany. Based on an article from «Time Magazine» about the leafleting campaign and execution of the members of the White Rose, Neumann created a «freely imagined work» from the lives and actions of the resistance fighters. As he put it: «It’s not about the Scholls. It’s not even about the Möllers, who I invented and whose name, language and nationality are interchangeable. It is purely about presenting an eternal idea.»

Go to page «Es waren ihrer sechs (Six of them)»
All performances in the Marstall are cancelled up to and including Wednesday 15 December 2021. The seating capacity for cultural events is reduced to 25%. In addition, a minimum distance must be maintained. Therefore, unfortunately, a production in the Marstall can not be maintained.
Sun 05 Dec

Die Wolken, die Vögel, der Reichtum (The clouds, the birds, wealth)

by Thom Luz based on motifs by Aristophanes
World Premiere/Commissioned Work
Cuvilliéstheater, 19.00–20.30 o'clock
Prices F

Disappearing, fading away, vanishing and escaping – Aristophanes’s comedies deal with everything in the world that is ephemeral: life, happiness, property, knowledge and trust. They tell us about the complicated business of being human, about the problem of the just distribution of wealth, about greed, twisted rhetoric, and the eternal incompatibility between theory and practice.

Go to page «Die Wolken, die Vögel, der Reichtum (The clouds, the birds, wealth)»
06 Dec
Monday
Mon 06 Dec

RESI READS LIVE FOR CHILDREN: Christmas in Danger

By Henning Callsen
Zur schönen Aussicht, 10.00–11.00 o'clock | Resi für alle | School performance: tickets at schulbestellung@residenztheater.de! Ticket booking for teachers is now possible.
Prices P
All performances at the «Schönen Aussicht» are cancelled up to and including Wednesday December 15, 2021. Seating capacity for cultural events is reduced to 25%. In addition, a minimum distance must be maintained. Therefore, it is unfortunately not possible to maintain a performance at the «Schönen Aussicht».
Mon 06 Dec

RESI READS LIVE FOR CHILDREN: Christmas in Danger

By Henning Callsen
Zur schönen Aussicht, 12.00–13.00 o'clock | Resi für alle | School performance: tickets at schulbestellung@residenztheater.de! Ticket booking for teachers is now possible.
Prices P
All performances at the «Schönen Aussicht» are cancelled up to and including Wednesday December 15, 2021. Seating capacity for cultural events is reduced to 25%. In addition, a minimum distance must be maintained. Therefore, it is unfortunately not possible to maintain a performance at the «Schönen Aussicht».
Mon 06 Dec

Herz aus Glas (Heart of glass)

based on the screenplay by Herbert Achternbusch
World Premiere
Marstall, 20.00–21.30 o'clock
Prices V

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.

Go to page «Herz aus Glas (Heart of glass)»
08 Dec
Wednesday
Wed 08 Dec

Mehr Schwarz als Lila (More black than purple)

after the novel by Lena Gorelik adapted for the stage by the author
World premiere
Marstall, 11.00–12.20 o'clock | School performance followed by discussion with the audience: Tickets at schulbestellung@residenztheater.de! Ticket booking for teachers is now possible.
Prices S

Rat, whose real name is Nina, Paul and Alex are seventeen and bound together by a very close friendship: an inseparable trio. They spend every minute of their spare time together, challenge each other emotionally and intellectually and find an affinity and dependability that they often miss in their families. The moment the young trainee teacher Mr Spitzing walks through the door of their classroom, he immediately unsettles their stable world. All three of them feel drawn in different ways to this charismatic man. And Spitzing too soon shows an interest in this unlikely group.

Go to page «Mehr Schwarz als Lila (More black than purple)»
All performances in the Marstall are cancelled up to and including Wednesday 15 December 2021. The seating capacity for cultural events is reduced to 25%. In addition, a minimum distance must be maintained. Therefore, unfortunately, a production in the Marstall can not be maintained.
Wed 08 Dec

Mehr Schwarz als Lila (More black than purple)

after the novel by Lena Gorelik adapted for the stage by the author
World premiere
Marstall, 18.00–19.20 o'clock
Prices S

Rat, whose real name is Nina, Paul and Alex are seventeen and bound together by a very close friendship: an inseparable trio. They spend every minute of their spare time together, challenge each other emotionally and intellectually and find an affinity and dependability that they often miss in their families. The moment the young trainee teacher Mr Spitzing walks through the door of their classroom, he immediately unsettles their stable world. All three of them feel drawn in different ways to this charismatic man. And Spitzing too soon shows an interest in this unlikely group.

Go to page «Mehr Schwarz als Lila (More black than purple)»
All performances in the Marstall are cancelled up to and including Wednesday 15 December 2021. The seating capacity for cultural events is reduced to 25%. In addition, a minimum distance must be maintained. Therefore, unfortunately, a production in the Marstall can not be maintained.
Wed 08 Dec

Der eingebildete Kranke oder das Klistier der reinen Vernunft (The imaginary invalid or the enema of pure reason)

by PeterLicht nach Molière
World premiere/commissioned work
Residenztheater, 19.30–21.45 o'clock
Abo 31
Prices F

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.

Go to page «Der eingebildete Kranke oder das Klistier der reinen Vernunft (The imaginary invalid or the enema of pure reason)»
09 Dec
Thursday
Thu 09 Dec

Mehr Schwarz als Lila (More black than purple)

after the novel by Lena Gorelik adapted for the stage by the author
World premiere
Marstall, 11.00–12.20 o'clock | School performance: Tickets at schulbestellung@residenztheater.de! Ticket booking for teachers is now possible.
Prices S

Rat, whose real name is Nina, Paul and Alex are seventeen and bound together by a very close friendship: an inseparable trio. They spend every minute of their spare time together, challenge each other emotionally and intellectually and find an affinity and dependability that they often miss in their families. The moment the young trainee teacher Mr Spitzing walks through the door of their classroom, he immediately unsettles their stable world. All three of them feel drawn in different ways to this charismatic man. And Spitzing too soon shows an interest in this unlikely group.

Go to page «Mehr Schwarz als Lila (More black than purple)»
All performances in the Marstall are cancelled up to and including Wednesday 15 December 2021. The seating capacity for cultural events is reduced to 25%. In addition, a minimum distance must be maintained. Therefore, unfortunately, a production in the Marstall can not be maintained.
10 Dec
Friday
Fri 10 Dec

Was der Butler sah (What the Butler saw)

By Joe Orton
Residenztheater, 20.00–21.30 o'clock
Abo 51
Prices G

The clinic run by the psychiatrist Dr. Prentice is like being in a madhouse. It all starts with a job interview, during which Dr. Prentice makes #MeToo-like approaches to the secretary Geraldine. They are then caught in flagrante by his wife, who is busy attempting to conceal an affair of her own. A breathless chase ensues in which six characters are hunting for the right clothes, the right excuses and the right sex, where a policeman is almost murdered and which all with Winston Churchill’s penis.

Go to page «Was der Butler sah (What the Butler saw)»
Fri 10 Dec

Marienplatz

By Beniamin M. Bukowski
World premiere/commissioned work
Marstall, 20.00–21.30 o'clock
Prices U

«Marienplatz» circulates around an actual incident in 2017: on Mai 19th at 3 a.m. in the morning a man drove his car to the Marienplatz in Munich, poured petrol over himself and set fire to himself. He died shortly afterwards in hospital and until today his identity and the circumstances remain unknown, but do give cause for wide speculation.

Go to page «Marienplatz»
All performances in the Marstall are cancelled up to and including Wednesday 15 December 2021. The seating capacity for cultural events is reduced to 25%. In addition, a minimum distance must be maintained. Therefore, unfortunately, a production in the Marstall can not be maintained.
11 Dec
Saturday
Sat 11 Dec

RESI READS LIVE FOR CHILDREN: Christmas in Danger

By Henning Callsen
Zur schönen Aussicht, 11.00–12.00 o'clock
Prices P
All performances at the «Schönen Aussicht» are cancelled up to and including Wednesday December 15, 2021. Seating capacity for cultural events is reduced to 25%. In addition, a minimum distance must be maintained. Therefore, it is unfortunately not possible to maintain a performance at the «Schönen Aussicht».
Sat 11 Dec

Die Träume der Abwesenden (Absent dreams)

A Trilogy by Judith Herzberg
Residenztheater, 18.00–23.00 o'clock | WITH ENGLISH SURTITELS
Abo 63
Prices H

In her trilogy Judith Herzberg uses subtle humour and a delicate hand to portray a Jewish extended family from Amsterdam between the 1970s and the turn of the millennium. It is a chronicle of emotions and complex relationships. In a cycle that spans three generations there are marriages, children are conceived, couples separate, fall in love with someone new – and get married again. To outsiders, members of the family and their friends appear to lead the same everyday lives as their contemporaries and when they meet at weddings or funerals, they talk, dance, fall in love and argue. But, quite casually and suddenly, glimpses of wounded souls appear behind this cheerful façade.

Go to page «Die Träume der Abwesenden (Absent dreams)»
Sat 11 Dec

Erinnerung eines Mädchens (A Girl's Story)

by Annie Ernaux
World Premiere
Marstall, 20.00–21.20 o'clock | 19.30 o'clock introduction
Prices V

In her autobiographical memoir «A Girl’s Story», published in 2016, the French writer Annie Ernaux attempts to understand a deeply formative experience in her own life. What happened to her, a young woman aged 18 at the time, in the summer of 1958? Between fragments of memories, diary entries, letters and decades-old photos, the author undertakes an almost forensic analysis of what happened, its effects and the social frameworks and sexual double standards that grant or refuse entirely different forms of «freedom» to men and women respectively. «A Girl’s Story» shows an almost 80-year-old woman painfully confronting sexual shame, impotence and self-empowerment and is – shortly before the #MeToo movement arose – a touching and highly political document of putting an end to silence.

Go to page «Erinnerung eines Mädchens (A Girl's Story)»
All performances in the Marstall are cancelled up to and including Wednesday 15 December 2021. The seating capacity for cultural events is reduced to 25%. In addition, a minimum distance must be maintained. Therefore, unfortunately, a production in the Marstall can not be maintained.
12 Dec
Sunday
Sun 12 Dec

Hamlet

by William Shakespeare
Residenztheater, 18.00–21.30 o'clock
Abo 72
Prices H

A golden age and decades of peace appear to have come to an end with the death of the Danish king. His successor Claudius attempts to soothe these burgeoning conflicts with diplomacy, but Prince Hamlet, the dead king’s son, refuses to accept his uncle as heir to the throne and his mother’s new husband. While the people seems willing to let itself be convinced of the new ruler’s illegitimacy, Hamlet has no desire to take his place – and thus, perhaps unconsciously, sabotages the traditional concept of political order itself.

Go to page «Hamlet»
Sun 12 Dec

Es waren ihrer sechs (Six of them)

freely adapted from the novel by Alfred Neumann in an arrangement by Tomasz Śpiewak
World premiere
Marstall, 19.00–20.30 o'clock
Prices U

When the novel «Six of Them» by the émigré author Alfred Neumann, then living in Los Angeles, was published in 1945, it generated considerable controversy in Germany. Based on an article from «Time Magazine» about the leafleting campaign and execution of the members of the White Rose, Neumann created a «freely imagined work» from the lives and actions of the resistance fighters. As he put it: «It’s not about the Scholls. It’s not even about the Möllers, who I invented and whose name, language and nationality are interchangeable. It is purely about presenting an eternal idea.»

Go to page «Es waren ihrer sechs (Six of them)»
All performances in the Marstall are cancelled up to and including Wednesday 15 December 2021. The seating capacity for cultural events is reduced to 25%. In addition, a minimum distance must be maintained. Therefore, unfortunately, a production in the Marstall can not be maintained.
13 Dec
Monday
Mon 13 Dec

Die Unerhörten (The outrageous ones)

Technoid love letters for ancient heroines after Sappho, Ovid, Euripides et al.
Marstall, 20.00–22.00 o'clock | 19.30 o'clock introduction | with «GuckResi » (15/discounted 8 euros), only with registration: resi.alle@residenztheater.de
Prices U

The director Elsa-Sophie Jach, who recently made her debut at the Residenztheater with her production of Herbert Achternbusch’s «Heart of Glass», brings the outrageous love poetry of «Europe’s first poet» to new life. Known for a directing style characterised by precise language and strong visuals, she hunts down the forgotten remains of Sappho’s poems, condenses them into a chorus and, on a tour through the literary canon together with the Munich techno live band SLATEC, she exposes the systematic erasure of the female voice, its silencing and the need for it to empower itself.

Go to page «Die Unerhörten (The outrageous ones)»
All performances in the Marstall are cancelled up to and including Wednesday 15 December 2021. The seating capacity for cultural events is reduced to 25%. In addition, a minimum distance must be maintained. Therefore, unfortunately, a production in the Marstall can not be maintained.
14 Dec
Tuesday
Tue 14 Dec

RESI READS LIVE FOR CHILDREN: Christmas in Danger

By Henning Callsen
Zur schönen Aussicht, 10.00–11.00 o'clock | Resi für alle | School performance: tickets at schulbestellung@residenztheater.de! Ticket booking for teachers is now possible.
Prices P
All performances at the «Schönen Aussicht» are cancelled up to and including Wednesday December 15, 2021. Seating capacity for cultural events is reduced to 25%. In addition, a minimum distance must be maintained. Therefore, it is unfortunately not possible to maintain a performance at the «Schönen Aussicht».
Tue 14 Dec

RESI READS LIVE FOR CHILDREN: Christmas in Danger

By Henning Callsen
Zur schönen Aussicht, 12.00–13.00 o'clock | Resi für alle | School performance: tickets at schulbestellung@residenztheater.de! Ticket booking for teachers is now possible.
Prices P
All performances at the «Schönen Aussicht» are cancelled up to and including Wednesday December 15, 2021. Seating capacity for cultural events is reduced to 25%. In addition, a minimum distance must be maintained. Therefore, it is unfortunately not possible to maintain a performance at the «Schönen Aussicht».
Tue 14 Dec

Agnes Bernauer

By Franz Xaver Kroetz
Cuvilliéstheater, 19.30–21.10 o'clock
Prices F

«Agnes Bernauer», first performed in the GDR in 1977, starts like a stop-motion fairy tale: after the death of her mother, Agnes is sent out to work by her bankrupt father. But she is unable to believe that she will find a profession that «gives her pleasure», and decides to marry money. Her rise in society happens quickly: Agnes becomes pregnant and takes Albrecht as a husband: a squeamish only child and mother’s boy who is pampered in the golden cage of the Werdenfels’ family business.

Go to page «Agnes Bernauer »
Tue 14 Dec
Premiere

Resi sendet: Bruder Eichmann

von Heinar Kipphardt, ein filmisches Projekt unter der künstlerischen Leitung von Sebastian Baumgarten
20.00 o'clock
Prices R

Vor sechzig Jahren, am 11. April 1961, begann in Jerusalem der Prozess gegen Adolf Eichmann, Leiter des nationalsozialistischen Referats für «Judenangelegenheiten» und einer der Hauptverantwortlichen des organisierten Genozids. Heinar Kipphardt verarbeitete die Verhörprotokolle des israelischen Geheimdienstes mit Eichmann zu seinem Dokumentartheaterstück «Bruder Eichmann», das 1983 am Residenztheater uraufgeführt wurde. Regisseur Sebastian Baumgarten wird sich dem bei der Uraufführung kontrovers diskutierten Text mit den Möglichkeiten und Mitteln des digitalen Theaters annähern.

Go to page «Resi sendet: Bruder Eichmann»
All performances in the Marstall are cancelled up to and including Wednesday 15 December 2021. The seating capacity for cultural events is reduced to 25%. In addition, a minimum distance must be maintained. Therefore, unfortunately, a production in the Marstall can not be maintained. «Resi sendet: Bruder Eichmann» will be available online as planned in the new Resi media library from December 14.
15 Dec
Wednesday
Wed 15 Dec

Lulu

by Frank Wedekind in an adaptation by Bastian Kraft
Residenztheater, 20.00–21.45 o'clock
Abo 33
Prices F

The Munich dramatist Frank Wedekind spent over twenty years working on what he called his monster tragedy which, due to harsh censorship, would never be performed in his home city during his lifetime. It was too indecent, too lewd. In Lulu, Wedekind created a snake, a creature «to tempt, to seduce» – and to murder. For her lovers, Lulu is like a screen onto which they can project their desires – whatever a man wants, he will find it in her. And it goes further: Lulu’s seductions drive an entire succession of her lovers in Munich and Paris to their deaths until she ultimately throws herself into death’s arms in the back streets of London.

Go to page «Lulu»
Wed 15 Dec

Die Unerhörten (The outrageous ones)

Technoid love letters for ancient heroines after Sappho, Ovid, Euripides et al.
Marstall, 20.00–22.00 o'clock
Prices U

The director Elsa-Sophie Jach, who recently made her debut at the Residenztheater with her production of Herbert Achternbusch’s «Heart of Glass», brings the outrageous love poetry of «Europe’s first poet» to new life. Known for a directing style characterised by precise language and strong visuals, she hunts down the forgotten remains of Sappho’s poems, condenses them into a chorus and, on a tour through the literary canon together with the Munich techno live band SLATEC, she exposes the systematic erasure of the female voice, its silencing and the need for it to empower itself.

Go to page «Die Unerhörten (The outrageous ones)»
All performances in the Marstall are cancelled up to and including Wednesday 15 December 2021. The seating capacity for cultural events is reduced to 25%. In addition, a minimum distance must be maintained. Therefore, unfortunately, a production in the Marstall can not be maintained.
16 Dec
Thursday
Thu 16 Dec

Was der Butler sah (What the Butler saw)

By Joe Orton
Residenztheater, 20.00–21.30 o'clock
Abo 41
Prices G

The clinic run by the psychiatrist Dr. Prentice is like being in a madhouse. It all starts with a job interview, during which Dr. Prentice makes #MeToo-like approaches to the secretary Geraldine. They are then caught in flagrante by his wife, who is busy attempting to conceal an affair of her own. A breathless chase ensues in which six characters are hunting for the right clothes, the right excuses and the right sex, where a policeman is almost murdered and which all with Winston Churchill’s penis.

Go to page «Was der Butler sah (What the Butler saw)»
Thu 16 Dec

Herz aus Glas (Heart of glass)

based on the screenplay by Herbert Achternbusch
World Premiere
Marstall, 20.00–21.30 o'clock
Prices V

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.

Go to page «Herz aus Glas (Heart of glass)»
17 Dec
Friday
Fri 17 Dec

Gott (God)

by Ferdinand von Schirach
Residenztheater, 20.00–21.45 o'clock
Abo 52
Prices G

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?

Go to page «Gott (God)»
Fri 17 Dec

Cyrano de Bergerac

in an adaptation for two lonely characters by Federico Bellini and Antonio Latella
Marstall, 20.00–22.00 o'clock
Prices V

After «The Three Musketeers», who continue to gallop across the Residenztheater stage, the Italian director Antonio Latella and his co-writer and dramaturg Federico Bellini now tackle the second great classic about famous swordsmen.  They take Rostand’s play as the starting point for research into the nature of theatre and love, in which instead of the more than fifty characters presented in the original, only two performers stand on stage. The two men now have to tell the story without the object of their desires and have no muse to inspire their verses.

Go to page «Cyrano de Bergerac»
18 Dec
Saturday
Sat 18 Dec

Unsere Zeit (Our Time)

By Simon Stone after motifs by Ödön von Horváth
World premiere/ commissioned work
Residenztheater, 17.00–22.45 o'clock | WITH ENGLISH SURTITLES
Abo 64
Prices H

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.

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Sat 18 Dec

Es waren ihrer sechs (Six of them)

freely adapted from the novel by Alfred Neumann in an arrangement by Tomasz Śpiewak
World premiere
Marstall, 20.00–21.30 o'clock | 19.30 o'clock introduction
Prices U

When the novel «Six of Them» by the émigré author Alfred Neumann, then living in Los Angeles, was published in 1945, it generated considerable controversy in Germany. Based on an article from «Time Magazine» about the leafleting campaign and execution of the members of the White Rose, Neumann created a «freely imagined work» from the lives and actions of the resistance fighters. As he put it: «It’s not about the Scholls. It’s not even about the Möllers, who I invented and whose name, language and nationality are interchangeable. It is purely about presenting an eternal idea.»

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19 Dec
Sunday
Sun 19 Dec

Unsere Zeit (Our Time)

By Simon Stone after motifs by Ödön von Horváth
World premiere/ commissioned work
Residenztheater, 17.00–22.45 o'clock | WITH ENGLISH SURTITLES
Abo 73
Prices H

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.

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Sun 19 Dec

Die Wolken, die Vögel, der Reichtum (The clouds, the birds, wealth)

by Thom Luz based on motifs by Aristophanes
World Premiere/Commissioned Work
Cuvilliéstheater, 19.00–20.30 o'clock | 18.30 Uhr Einführung
Prices F

Disappearing, fading away, vanishing and escaping – Aristophanes’s comedies deal with everything in the world that is ephemeral: life, happiness, property, knowledge and trust. They tell us about the complicated business of being human, about the problem of the just distribution of wealth, about greed, twisted rhetoric, and the eternal incompatibility between theory and practice.

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20 Dec
Monday
Mon 20 Dec

Gott (God)

by Ferdinand von Schirach
Residenztheater, 20.00–21.45 o'clock
Abo 13
Prices G

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?

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Mon 20 Dec

Urteile (revisited) – Nach dem Prozess (Judgements (revisited) - after the trial)

A documentary theatre project about the victims of the NSU in Munich by Christine Umpfenbach and Azar Mortazavi
Marstall, 20.00–21.20 o'clock
Prices T

From 21 October to 7 November 2021 theatre projects will be presented throughout Germany under the label «Kein Schlussstrich!» (“Do not draw the line!”) concerning the National Socialist Underground (NSU) - because even ten years after it unmasked itself, the underlying reasons behind the NSU continue to remain unclear. The play «Judgements», which premiered on 10 April 2014 in the Marstall and which was the first play in a German-speaking country to tell the story from the perspective of the loved ones the murder victims left behind, will therefore be restaged by Christine Umpfenbach with a new cast in the form of a re-enactment and be continued up to the present day.

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21 Dec
Tuesday
Tue 21 Dec

Die drei Musketiere (The three musketeers)

after Alexandre Dumas in an adaptation by Antonio Latella and Federico Bellini
Residenztheater, 20.00–22.00 o'clock
Abo 22
Prices E

The Three Musketeers, of whom there are actually four, appear and think about their loneliness. Can their famous slogan «One for all and all for one» be explained mathematically? Who is «the one» here? And who are «all»? They transform themselves into their own servants and horses and reconstruct Dumas’s story – and above all they question it. The musketeers are fighting for their lives and the actors are acting as if their lives depend on it.

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Tue 21 Dec

Die Unerhörten (The outrageous ones)

Technoid love letters for ancient heroines after Sappho, Ovid, Euripides et al.
Marstall, 20.00–22.00 o'clock
Prices U

The director Elsa-Sophie Jach, who recently made her debut at the Residenztheater with her production of Herbert Achternbusch’s «Heart of Glass», brings the outrageous love poetry of «Europe’s first poet» to new life. Known for a directing style characterised by precise language and strong visuals, she hunts down the forgotten remains of Sappho’s poems, condenses them into a chorus and, on a tour through the literary canon together with the Munich techno live band SLATEC, she exposes the systematic erasure of the female voice, its silencing and the need for it to empower itself.

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22 Dec
Wednesday
Wed 22 Dec

Der eingebildete Kranke oder das Klistier der reinen Vernunft (The imaginary invalid or the enema of pure reason)

by PeterLicht nach Molière
World premiere/commissioned work
Residenztheater, 19.30–21.45 o'clock
Prices F

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.

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23 Dec
Thursday
Thu 23 Dec

Gott (God)

by Ferdinand von Schirach
Residenztheater, 19.30–21.15 o'clock
Abo 42
Prices G

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?

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Thu 23 Dec

Marienplatz

By Beniamin M. Bukowski
World premiere/commissioned work
Marstall, 20.00–21.30 o'clock
Prices U

«Marienplatz» circulates around an actual incident in 2017: on Mai 19th at 3 a.m. in the morning a man drove his car to the Marienplatz in Munich, poured petrol over himself and set fire to himself. He died shortly afterwards in hospital and until today his identity and the circumstances remain unknown, but do give cause for wide speculation.

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25 Dec
Saturday
Sat 25 Dec

Was der Butler sah (What the Butler saw)

By Joe Orton
Residenztheater, 19.00–20.30 o'clock
Prices G

The clinic run by the psychiatrist Dr. Prentice is like being in a madhouse. It all starts with a job interview, during which Dr. Prentice makes #MeToo-like approaches to the secretary Geraldine. They are then caught in flagrante by his wife, who is busy attempting to conceal an affair of her own. A breathless chase ensues in which six characters are hunting for the right clothes, the right excuses and the right sex, where a policeman is almost murdered and which all with Winston Churchill’s penis.

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26 Dec
Sunday
Sun 26 Dec

Die Träume der Abwesenden (Absent dreams)

A Trilogy by Judith Herzberg
Residenztheater, 17.00–22.00 o'clock
Prices H

In her trilogy Judith Herzberg uses subtle humour and a delicate hand to portray a Jewish extended family from Amsterdam between the 1970s and the turn of the millennium. It is a chronicle of emotions and complex relationships. In a cycle that spans three generations there are marriages, children are conceived, couples separate, fall in love with someone new – and get married again. To outsiders, members of the family and their friends appear to lead the same everyday lives as their contemporaries and when they meet at weddings or funerals, they talk, dance, fall in love and argue. But, quite casually and suddenly, glimpses of wounded souls appear behind this cheerful façade.

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Sun 26 Dec

Cyrano de Bergerac

in an adaptation for two lonely characters by Federico Bellini and Antonio Latella
Marstall, 19.00–21.00 o'clock
Prices V

After «The Three Musketeers», who continue to gallop across the Residenztheater stage, the Italian director Antonio Latella and his co-writer and dramaturg Federico Bellini now tackle the second great classic about famous swordsmen.  They take Rostand’s play as the starting point for research into the nature of theatre and love, in which instead of the more than fifty characters presented in the original, only two performers stand on stage. The two men now have to tell the story without the object of their desires and have no muse to inspire their verses.

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27 Dec
Monday
Mon 27 Dec

Dekalog

based on the film script by Krzysztof Kieślowski and Krzysztof Piesiewicz
Residenztheater, 20.00–22.15 o'clock
Abo 12
Prices H

«What, in your innermost being, is right and what is wrong? What is a lie and what is the truth? What is honest and what is dishonest? And what sort of attitude should one have to this?», asked the film director Krzysztof Kieślowski and the lawyer Krzysztof Piesiewicz in 1983 when they began to develop the internationally-acclaimed cycle of films «Dekalog», whose ten episodes each examine one of the Biblical commandments in the light of the secular present. Within a social panorama they portray situations that are universal, yet deeply private and personal, ones «that are fictious but could occur in anyone’s life». 

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28 Dec
Tuesday
Tue 28 Dec

Graf Öderland (Count Öderland)

A street ballad in twelve tableaux by Max Frisch
Residenztheater, 20.00–21.30 o'clock | 19.30 o'clock introduction | WITH ENGLISH SURTITLES
Abo 24
Prices H

A caretaker is murdered with no reason or motive. Alienated from himself and life in general by a working day that is always the same, a bank clerk seizes an axe and commits murder. This action lacking any obvious cause shocks state prosecutor Martin, who is in charge of the case. In the murder and his crime he can see a reflection of his own imprisonment in a bourgeois existence dominated by duty, law and order. The prosecutor is immediately struck by an existential fear that drives him to escape into the fairy tale world of a mysterious alter ego: the world of Count Öderland.

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Tue 28 Dec

Erinnerung eines Mädchens (A Girl's Story)

by Annie Ernaux
World Premiere
Marstall, 20.00–21.20 o'clock
Prices V

In her autobiographical memoir «A Girl’s Story», published in 2016, the French writer Annie Ernaux attempts to understand a deeply formative experience in her own life. What happened to her, a young woman aged 18 at the time, in the summer of 1958? Between fragments of memories, diary entries, letters and decades-old photos, the author undertakes an almost forensic analysis of what happened, its effects and the social frameworks and sexual double standards that grant or refuse entirely different forms of «freedom» to men and women respectively. «A Girl’s Story» shows an almost 80-year-old woman painfully confronting sexual shame, impotence and self-empowerment and is – shortly before the #MeToo movement arose – a touching and highly political document of putting an end to silence.

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29 Dec
Wednesday
Wed 29 Dec

Lulu

by Frank Wedekind in an adaptation by Bastian Kraft
Residenztheater, 20.00–21.45 o'clock
Abo 34
Prices F

The Munich dramatist Frank Wedekind spent over twenty years working on what he called his monster tragedy which, due to harsh censorship, would never be performed in his home city during his lifetime. It was too indecent, too lewd. In Lulu, Wedekind created a snake, a creature «to tempt, to seduce» – and to murder. For her lovers, Lulu is like a screen onto which they can project their desires – whatever a man wants, he will find it in her. And it goes further: Lulu’s seductions drive an entire succession of her lovers in Munich and Paris to their deaths until she ultimately throws herself into death’s arms in the back streets of London.

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Wed 29 Dec

Herz aus Glas (Heart of glass)

based on the screenplay by Herbert Achternbusch
World Premiere
Marstall, 20.00–21.30 o'clock
Prices V

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.

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30 Dec
Thursday
Thu 30 Dec

Der Kreis um die Sonne (The circle around the sun)

by Roland Schimmelpfennig
world premiere/commissioned work
Residenztheater, 20.00–21.20 o'clock
Abo 43
Prices G

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.

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Thu 30 Dec

Marienplatz

By Beniamin M. Bukowski
World premiere/commissioned work
Marstall, 20.00–21.30 o'clock
Prices U

«Marienplatz» circulates around an actual incident in 2017: on Mai 19th at 3 a.m. in the morning a man drove his car to the Marienplatz in Munich, poured petrol over himself and set fire to himself. He died shortly afterwards in hospital and until today his identity and the circumstances remain unknown, but do give cause for wide speculation.

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31 Dec
Friday
Fri 31 Dec

Was der Butler sah (What the Butler saw)

By Joe Orton
Residenztheater, 20.30–22.00 o'clock
Prices G

The clinic run by the psychiatrist Dr. Prentice is like being in a madhouse. It all starts with a job interview, during which Dr. Prentice makes #MeToo-like approaches to the secretary Geraldine. They are then caught in flagrante by his wife, who is busy attempting to conceal an affair of her own. A breathless chase ensues in which six characters are hunting for the right clothes, the right excuses and the right sex, where a policeman is almost murdered and which all with Winston Churchill’s penis.

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Fri 31 Dec

Herz aus Glas (Heart of glass)

based on the screenplay by Herbert Achternbusch
World Premiere
Marstall, 20.30–22.00 o'clock
Prices V

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.

Go to page «Herz aus Glas (Heart of glass)»