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01 Feb

Wednesday

Wed 01 Feb

Residenztheater, 19.30–21.10 o'clock

Der Turm (THE TOWER)

by Hugo von Hofmannsthal
Geschenkabo 1
Prices G

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.

Go to page «Der Turm (THE TOWER)»

Wed 01 Feb

Cuvilliéstheater, 19.30–21.50 o'clock

Das Käthchen von Heilbronn (KÄTHCHEN OF HEILBRONN)

by Heinrich von Kleist in an adaptation by Elsa-Sophie Jach
Prices G

No other play by Heinrich von Kleist inspires quite so many superlatives as «Käthchen of Heilbronn». It is not only the most successful, but also the most romantic, the most fairy tale-like and at the same time the most mysterious play that he wrote.

Go to page «Das Käthchen von Heilbronn (KÄTHCHEN OF HEILBRONN)»

02 Feb

Thursday

Thu 02 Feb

Residenztheater, 19.30 o'clock

München redet

Diskussionsreihe in Kooperation mit der «Süddeutschen Zeitung»
Prices 15/10 €

Slavoj Žižek, the Slovenian philosopher «as controversial as he is indisputably original» (Süddeutsche Zeitung), has transferred Sophocles' tragedy into the present in his play «The Three Lives of Antigone». And as an ethical-political exercise, he invented three different variants of the plot. In one of his rare and highly entertaining live performances in Munich, he talks with SZ editor Andrian Kreye about guilt and justice, love and tradition, law and faith.


The event will take place in English with German translation.

Go to page «München redet»

03 Feb

Friday

Fri 03 Feb

Cuvilliéstheater, 19.30–21.50 o'clock

Das Käthchen von Heilbronn (KÄTHCHEN OF HEILBRONN)

by Heinrich von Kleist in an adaptation by Elsa-Sophie Jach
Prices G

No other play by Heinrich von Kleist inspires quite so many superlatives as «Käthchen of Heilbronn». It is not only the most successful, but also the most romantic, the most fairy tale-like and at the same time the most mysterious play that he wrote.

Go to page «Das Käthchen von Heilbronn (KÄTHCHEN OF HEILBRONN)»

Fri 03 Feb

Residenztheater, 20.00–21.00 o'clock | Audience discussion afterwards

Finsternis (THE ABYSS)

by Davide Enia
German Language Premiere
Abo 52
Prices D

The Italian writer Davide Enia is invited to a literary festival in Munich by his German colleague Albert Ostermaier – who suggests that he bring with him a text about the situation of the refugees in Southern Italy. For the Sicilian Enia, this is a pretext to travel to the island of Lampedusa, which he knows only as a holidaymaker. By October 2013 at the latest, when a shipwreck nearby caused hundreds of people to lose their lives, the island had become a shocking symbol of the European Union’s inability to prevent refugees dying in the Mediterranean Sea.

Go to page «Finsternis (THE ABYSS)»

Fri 03 Feb

Marstall
Premiere

Archiv der Tränen (ARCHIVE OF TEARS)

by Magdalena Schrefel
WORLD PREMIERE/COMMISSIONED WORK

In «Archive of Tears» Magdalena Schrefel invents a commemorative space that preserves the most fleeting signs of human feelings – tears. This universal, human, salty secretion that leaks from the organs of our sight, the eyes, seems to combine the body and emotion, the mind and chemistry in an almost alchemical fashion: feelings – of movement, grief or joy – are translated into a physical language.

Go to page «Archiv der Tränen (ARCHIVE OF TEARS)»

04 Feb

Saturday

Sat 04 Feb

Residenztheater, 15.00–18.10 o'clock | Part 1

Das Vermächtnis (The Inheritance) – Part 1

By Matthew Lopez.
German language premiere
Abo 63
Prices G

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. 

Go to page «Das Vermächtnis (The Inheritance) – Part 1»

Sat 04 Feb

Residenztheater, 19.00–22.15 o'clock | Part 2

Das Vermächtnis (The Inheritance) – Part 2

By Matthew Lopez
German language premiere
Abo 63
Prices G

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.

Go to page «Das Vermächtnis (The Inheritance) – Part 2»

05 Feb

Sunday

Sun 05 Feb

Residenztheater, 15.00–18.10 o'clock | Part 1

Das Vermächtnis (The Inheritance) – Part 1

By Matthew Lopez.
German language premiere
Abo 73
Prices G

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. 

Go to page «Das Vermächtnis (The Inheritance) – Part 1»

Sun 05 Feb

Residenztheater, 19.00–22.15 o'clock | Part 2

Das Vermächtnis (The Inheritance) – Part 2

By Matthew Lopez
German language premiere
Abo 73
Prices G

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.

Go to page «Das Vermächtnis (The Inheritance) – Part 2»

Sun 05 Feb

Marstall, 19.00 o'clock

Archiv der Tränen (ARCHIVE OF TEARS)

by Magdalena Schrefel
WORLD PREMIERE/COMMISSIONED WORK
Prices V

In «Archive of Tears» Magdalena Schrefel invents a commemorative space that preserves the most fleeting signs of human feelings – tears. This universal, human, salty secretion that leaks from the organs of our sight, the eyes, seems to combine the body and emotion, the mind and chemistry in an almost alchemical fashion: feelings – of movement, grief or joy – are translated into a physical language.

Go to page «Archiv der Tränen (ARCHIVE OF TEARS)»

Sun 05 Feb

Cuvilliéstheater, 19.30–21.00 o'clock | 19.00 Introduction

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

by Thom Luz based on motifs by Aristophanes
World Premiere/Commissioned Work
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 Feb

Monday

Mon 06 Feb

19.00–21.00 o'clock | Workshop about «Antigone»

Resi-Workshop

Prices 5/3€

The next «Resi Workshop» on 16 JAN 2023 will be dedicated to the play «Valentiniade. Sporty Singspiel with all means». Together with ensemble member Lukas Rüppel and theater pedagogue Linda Nerlich, we will approach Karl Valentin's linguistic acrobatic and tragicomic art and become active ourselves. A workshop that will make everyone sweat.


On Monday, 6 FEB 2023 will be the Resi workshop on the play «Antigone».

More detailed info will follow soon.

Go to page «Resi-Workshop»

Mon 06 Feb

Cuvilliéstheater, 19.00–21.45 o'clock | 18.30 Introduction

Warten auf Platonow (Waiting for Platonow)

by Thom Luz after motifs by Anton Chekhov
Prices Theatertag

Chekhov’s texts, first and foremost his youthful fragment «Platonov», form the starting point for a new evening of musical theatre by resident director Thom Luz. He has borrowed the title from a Russian film version of «Platonov» from 1977 and assembles a society that attempts to discern the melody of the joys and horrors of the future from the songs of a long-forgotten time.

Go to page «Warten auf Platonow (Waiting for Platonow)»

Mon 06 Feb

Marstall, 20.00–21.20 o'clock

Erinnerung eines Mädchens (A Girl's Story)

by Annie Ernaux
World Premiere
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)»

07 Feb

Tuesday

Tue 07 Feb

Cuvilliéstheater, 19.30–21.50 o'clock | 19.00 Introduction

Das Käthchen von Heilbronn (KÄTHCHEN OF HEILBRONN)

by Heinrich von Kleist in an adaptation by Elsa-Sophie Jach
Prices G

No other play by Heinrich von Kleist inspires quite so many superlatives as «Käthchen of Heilbronn». It is not only the most successful, but also the most romantic, the most fairy tale-like and at the same time the most mysterious play that he wrote.

Go to page «Das Käthchen von Heilbronn (KÄTHCHEN OF HEILBRONN)»

08 Feb

Wednesday

Wed 08 Feb

Marstall, 18.00–19.00 o'clock

Ist mein Mikro an? (Is my mic on?)

by Jordan Tannahill
Prices S

With her silent protest in front of the Swedish parliament building in 2018, Greta Thunberg, then 15 years old, initiated a global movement. Students and young adults have been organizing Fridays for Future strikes for three years now, demonstrating for a better future and against inaction in the face of a climate catastrophe that is already taking place.

Go to page «Ist mein Mikro an? (Is my mic on?)»

Wed 08 Feb

Cuvilliéstheater, 19.30–21.00 o'clock

Lola M.

Concert Version by and with Georg Ringsgwandl
Prices G

Lola Montez was one of the most dazzling female figures in the history of Bavaria and the city of Munich. When Lola – who was actually born Elizabeth Rosanna Gilbert – arrived in Munich in 1846, the immigration police recorded her as: «artist, dancer from Sevilla, Spain, 24 years old, Catholic, no passport.» A short time later she had become the lover of the Bavarian King Ludwig I. However, it would be too simple to reduce this fascinating woman to the scandals that were often no more than allegations against her: because in both her thinking and her actions she was centuries ahead of her time.

Go to page «Lola M.»

09 Feb

Thursday

10 Feb

Friday

Fri 10 Feb

Marstall, 20.00 o'clock | with the Münchner Brahms-Chor | Audience discussion afterwards

Die Ereignisse (The events)

by David Greig
Prices U

Claire Fletcher, the priest of a small town, becomes the witness and victim of an act that defies comprehension. During a rehearsal of the community choir she conducts, a young man kills several choir members. Since this happened, nothing is as it was and a return to normality seems impossible.

In each performance the characters appear on stage with a different choir from the Munich area.

Go to page «Die Ereignisse (The events)»

11 Feb

Saturday

Sat 11 Feb

Residenztheater, 19.30–21.50 o'clock

Dantons Tod (Danton’s Death)

by Georg Büchner
Abo 61
Prices H

«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.

Go to page «Dantons Tod (Danton’s Death)»

12 Feb

Sunday

Sun 12 Feb

Residenztheater, 18.30–20.50 o'clock

Dantons Tod (Danton’s Death)

by Georg Büchner
Abo 74
Prices H

«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.

Go to page «Dantons Tod (Danton’s Death)»

13 Feb

Monday

Mon 13 Feb

Residenztheater, 19.30–20.50 o'clock | 19.00 Introduction

Die Affäre Rue de Lourcine (THE AFFAIR IN THE RUE DE LOURCINE)

Comedy by Eugène Labiche
Geschenkabo 3
Prices G

«Once the social order has been consolidated, anyone who is not alarmed by reality is as free as they wish,» Jean Jourdheuil wrote about Labiche’s work. But in this play, that alarm is felt: Lenglumé begins to realise what he might be capable of and as a result – at least for a day – his self-assurance and satisfaction crumble.

Go to page «Die Affäre Rue de Lourcine (THE AFFAIR IN THE RUE DE LOURCINE)»

Mon 13 Feb

Cuvilliéstheater, 19.30–21.50 o'clock | 19.00 Introduction

Das Käthchen von Heilbronn (KÄTHCHEN OF HEILBRONN)

by Heinrich von Kleist in an adaptation by Elsa-Sophie Jach
Prices G

No other play by Heinrich von Kleist inspires quite so many superlatives as «Käthchen of Heilbronn». It is not only the most successful, but also the most romantic, the most fairy tale-like and at the same time the most mysterious play that he wrote.

Go to page «Das Käthchen von Heilbronn (KÄTHCHEN OF HEILBRONN)»

14 Feb

Tuesday

Tue 14 Feb

Residenztheater, 19.30–21.00 o'clock

Werther

A Theatrical Folly by Johann Wolfgang Goethe with texts by Karoline von Günderrode
Abo 23
Prices H

In her adaptation, the director Elsa-Sophie Jach has seized on the idea Goethe abandoned and transfers Goethe’s love-sick alter ego to the stage. «WERTHER. A Theatrical Folly» supplements Goethe’s shimmering, astonishingly modern rush of emotion with texts by one of his contemporaries: Karoline von Günderrode.

Go to page «Werther»

Tue 14 Feb

Cuvilliéstheater, 19.30–21.10 o'clock

Agnes Bernauer

By Franz Xaver Kroetz
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 Feb

Marstall, 20.00–21.30 o'clock

Die Spiele müssen weitergehen – München 1972 (THE GAMES MUST GO ON – MUNICH 1972)

Documentary Theatre by Dura and Kroesinger
WORLD PREMIERE
Prices V

For the city of Munich, the 1972 Olympic Games are a giant step towards the future. How the Cold War was reflected in the «cheerful games» of 1972, why violence in the form of international terrorism came to the Olympic village despite all efforts to the contrary, and what consequences this continues to have today are investigated by the directing team of Regine Dura and Hans-Werner Kroesinger using eyewitness accounts, investigation files, newspaper articles and interviews with people who were there and saw what happened.

Go to page «Die Spiele müssen weitergehen – München 1972 (THE GAMES MUST GO ON – MUNICH 1972)»

15 Feb

Wednesday

Wed 15 Feb

Residenztheater, 19.30–21.50 o'clock

Dantons Tod (Danton’s Death)

by Georg Büchner
Abo 34
Prices H

«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.

Go to page «Dantons Tod (Danton’s Death)»

Wed 15 Feb

Marstall, 20.00 o'clock | with the Romanistik-Chor München | Audience discussion afterwards

Die Ereignisse (The events)

by David Greig
Prices U

Claire Fletcher, the priest of a small town, becomes the witness and victim of an act that defies comprehension. During a rehearsal of the community choir she conducts, a young man kills several choir members. Since this happened, nothing is as it was and a return to normality seems impossible.

In each performance the characters appear on stage with a different choir from the Munich area.

Go to page «Die Ereignisse (The events)»

16 Feb

Thursday

Thu 16 Feb

Residenztheater, 19.30–21.45 o'clock | GUCK RESI - See more together I Registration via «Guck-Resi» newsletter I 15 Euros

Antigone

by Sophocles and incorporating «The Three Lives of Antigone» by Slavoj Žižek
Abo 44
Prices H

Seven years after her production of «Oedipus», the Slovenian director Mateja Koležnik now brings the next instalment of the Theban myths to the Resi stage: both a political thriller and an epic family drama.

Go to page «Antigone»

Thu 16 Feb

Marstall, 20.00 o'clock

Archiv der Tränen (ARCHIVE OF TEARS)

by Magdalena Schrefel
WORLD PREMIERE/COMMISSIONED WORK
Prices V

In «Archive of Tears» Magdalena Schrefel invents a commemorative space that preserves the most fleeting signs of human feelings – tears. This universal, human, salty secretion that leaks from the organs of our sight, the eyes, seems to combine the body and emotion, the mind and chemistry in an almost alchemical fashion: feelings – of movement, grief or joy – are translated into a physical language.

Go to page «Archiv der Tränen (ARCHIVE OF TEARS)»

17 Feb

Friday

Fri 17 Feb

Residenztheater, 19.30–21.15 o'clock

Valentiniade. Sportliches Singspiel mit allen Mitteln (VALENTINIADE. SPORTING SINGSPIEL WITH NO HOLDS BARRED)

by and after Karl Valentin and with texts by Michel Decar
Abo 53
Prices H

In her new work, the director Claudia Bauer, who has been invited to the Berlin Theatertreffen four times and is renowned for her work with fast and furious acting ensembles, now tackles someone who typifies Munich, the brilliant comedian Karl Valentin. In her usual, opulent stage language she will devise a homage to the Bavarian whose anarchic approach to language led the critic Alfred Kerr to invent the term «Wortzerklauberer», someone who steals words and tears them to pieces.

Go to page «Valentiniade. Sportliches Singspiel mit allen Mitteln (VALENTINIADE. SPORTING SINGSPIEL WITH NO HOLDS BARRED)»

18 Feb

Saturday

Sat 18 Feb

Residenztheater, 19.30–21.15 o'clock

Valentiniade. Sportliches Singspiel mit allen Mitteln (VALENTINIADE. SPORTING SINGSPIEL WITH NO HOLDS BARRED)

by and after Karl Valentin and with texts by Michel Decar
Abo 64
Prices H

In her new work, the director Claudia Bauer, who has been invited to the Berlin Theatertreffen four times and is renowned for her work with fast and furious acting ensembles, now tackles someone who typifies Munich, the brilliant comedian Karl Valentin. In her usual, opulent stage language she will devise a homage to the Bavarian whose anarchic approach to language led the critic Alfred Kerr to invent the term «Wortzerklauberer», someone who steals words and tears them to pieces.

Go to page «Valentiniade. Sportliches Singspiel mit allen Mitteln (VALENTINIADE. SPORTING SINGSPIEL WITH NO HOLDS BARRED)»

Sat 18 Feb

Marstall, 20.00–21.45 o'clock

Der Entrepreneur (THE ENTREPRENEUR)

by Kevin Rittberger
WORLD PREMIERE/COMMISSIONED WORK
Prices V

With sharp-witted and pleasurable writing, Kevin Rittberger demonstrates why climate targets will never be achieved under the current economic regime, that work is self-defeating if it makes people ill and that the model of blood-based kinship is outmoded due to the current state of medicine and technology.

Go to page «Der Entrepreneur (THE ENTREPRENEUR)»

19 Feb

Sunday

Sun 19 Feb

Residenztheater, 17.00–22.00 o'clock | 16.30 Introduction

Die Träume der Abwesenden (Absent dreams)

A Trilogy by Judith Herzberg
Abo 72
Prices G

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)»

Sun 19 Feb

Marstall, 19.00–20.30 o'clock

Herz aus Glas (Heart of glass)

based on the screenplay by Herbert Achternbusch
World Premiere
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)»

20 Feb

Monday

Mon 20 Feb

Marstall, 20.00–21.30 o'clock

Die Spiele müssen weitergehen – München 1972 (THE GAMES MUST GO ON – MUNICH 1972)

Documentary Theatre by Dura and Kroesinger
WORLD PREMIERE
Prices V

For the city of Munich, the 1972 Olympic Games are a giant step towards the future. How the Cold War was reflected in the «cheerful games» of 1972, why violence in the form of international terrorism came to the Olympic village despite all efforts to the contrary, and what consequences this continues to have today are investigated by the directing team of Regine Dura and Hans-Werner Kroesinger using eyewitness accounts, investigation files, newspaper articles and interviews with people who were there and saw what happened.

Go to page «Die Spiele müssen weitergehen – München 1972 (THE GAMES MUST GO ON – MUNICH 1972)»

21 Feb

Tuesday

Tue 21 Feb

Residenztheater, 19.30–20.50 o'clock

Die Affäre Rue de Lourcine (THE AFFAIR IN THE RUE DE LOURCINE)

Comedy by Eugène Labiche
Abo 23
Prices G

«Once the social order has been consolidated, anyone who is not alarmed by reality is as free as they wish,» Jean Jourdheuil wrote about Labiche’s work. But in this play, that alarm is felt: Lenglumé begins to realise what he might be capable of and as a result – at least for a day – his self-assurance and satisfaction crumble.

Go to page «Die Affäre Rue de Lourcine (THE AFFAIR IN THE RUE DE LOURCINE)»

22 Feb

Wednesday

Wed 22 Feb

Residenztheater, 19.30–21.45 o'clock

Antigone

by Sophocles and incorporating «The Three Lives of Antigone» by Slavoj Žižek
Drei-Häuser-Paket
Prices H

Seven years after her production of «Oedipus», the Slovenian director Mateja Koležnik now brings the next instalment of the Theban myths to the Resi stage: both a political thriller and an epic family drama.

Go to page «Antigone»

Wed 22 Feb

Gastspiel, 20.00–22.00 o'clock | Guest performance at Brandhaarden Festival Amsterdam

Die Unerhörten (The outrageous ones)

Technoid love letters for ancient heroines after Sappho, Ovid, Euripides et al.
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)»

23 Feb

Thursday

Thu 23 Feb

Residenztheater, 19.30–21.00 o'clock

Werther

A Theatrical Folly by Johann Wolfgang Goethe with texts by Karoline von Günderrode
Abo 41
Prices E

In her adaptation, the director Elsa-Sophie Jach has seized on the idea Goethe abandoned and transfers Goethe’s love-sick alter ego to the stage. «WERTHER. A Theatrical Folly» supplements Goethe’s shimmering, astonishingly modern rush of emotion with texts by one of his contemporaries: Karoline von Günderrode.

Go to page «Werther»

Thu 23 Feb

Gastspiel, 20.00–22.00 o'clock | Guest performance at Brandhaarden Festival Amsterdam

Die Unerhörten (The outrageous ones)

Technoid love letters for ancient heroines after Sappho, Ovid, Euripides et al.
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)»

24 Feb

Friday

25 Feb

Saturday

Sat 25 Feb

Residenztheater, 19.30–21.50 o'clock

Dantons Tod (Danton’s Death)

by Georg Büchner
Abo 62
Prices H

«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.

Go to page «Dantons Tod (Danton’s Death)»

26 Feb

Sunday

Sun 26 Feb

Residenztheater, 18.30–20.50 o'clock

Dantons Tod (Danton’s Death)

by Georg Büchner
Abo 71
Prices H

«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.

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27 Feb

Monday

Mon 27 Feb

16.00 o'clock | Please register at: linda.nerlich@residenztheater.de | Free of charge for educators

Training for educators

Twice a year we offer a training day for teachers. You want to get your students in the mood for the upcoming theater visit and are still looking for impulses for practical implementation? In the three-hour training course, we show you examples of how our plays can be taught in a simple and playful way.

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Mon 27 Feb

Residenztheater, 19.30–21.00 o'clock | 19.00 Introduction

Werther

A Theatrical Folly by Johann Wolfgang Goethe with texts by Karoline von Günderrode
Abo 14
Prices E

In her adaptation, the director Elsa-Sophie Jach has seized on the idea Goethe abandoned and transfers Goethe’s love-sick alter ego to the stage. «WERTHER. A Theatrical Folly» supplements Goethe’s shimmering, astonishingly modern rush of emotion with texts by one of his contemporaries: Karoline von Günderrode.

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28 Feb

Tuesday

Tue 28 Feb

Residenztheater, 19.30–21.15 o'clock

Gott (God)

by Ferdinand von Schirach
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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