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Dear audience,

we will continue to play for you - despite the reduced space availability.

According to the cabinet decision of December 15, 2021, the Bavarian State Government's Infection Protection Measures Ordinance for cultural events will continue to apply with a greatly reduced space allocation and minimum distance rules until January 12, 2022.


2G+ with mask and rapid antigen test

 

2G+ (vaccinated or recovered plus FFP2 mask and rapid antigen test) applies.
If your booster vaccination was at least 15 days ago, you no longer need a negative test for admission to our theater.

 

You can have a rapid test done free of charge, for example, at the Theater Test Center at Marstallplatz with prior registration: www.theater-tests.de.


Please show your vaccination or recovery certificate together with your ID card (or other photo document) and the negative rapid test at the time of 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.

 



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

01 Feb
Tuesday
Tue 01 Feb

Das Vermächtnis (The Inheritance) – Part 2

By Matthew Lopez
German language premiere
Residenztheater, 19.30 o'clock | Part 1&2 Package Price: 23 to 68 Euro
Abo 11
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»
Tue 01 Feb

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 »
02 Feb
Wednesday
Wed 02 Feb

Die Biene im Kopf

by Roland Schimmelpfennig
10.00 o'clock | School performance| Requests for schools to resi.alle@residenztheater.de

In an agile, entertaining and light-hearted way, author Roland Schimmelpfennig tells the story of a child who goes through life unprotected in his family and school environment. His parents' empty beer bottles multiply, the child is the outsider at school, and on the way home he is bullied by the other children. But the child turns into a bee and saves himself with all his imagination into another, free world.

Go to page «Die Biene im Kopf»
Wed 02 Feb

Gott (God)

by Ferdinand von Schirach
Residenztheater, 19.30–21.15 o'clock
Abo 34
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)»
03 Feb
Thursday
Thu 03 Feb

Die Biene im Kopf

by Roland Schimmelpfennig
10.00 o'clock | School performance | Requests for schools to resi.alle@residenztheater.de

In an agile, entertaining and light-hearted way, author Roland Schimmelpfennig tells the story of a child who goes through life unprotected in his family and school environment. His parents' empty beer bottles multiply, the child is the outsider at school, and on the way home he is bullied by the other children. But the child turns into a bee and saves himself with all his imagination into another, free world.

Go to page «Die Biene im Kopf»
Thu 03 Feb

Was der Butler sah (What the Butler saw)

By Joe Orton
Residenztheater, 20.00–21.30 o'clock
Abo 42
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)»
04 Feb
Friday
Fri 04 Feb

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 »
Fri 04 Feb

Lulu

by Frank Wedekind in an adaptation by Bastian Kraft
Residenztheater, 20.00–21.45 o'clock
Geschenkabo 3
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»
Fri 04 Feb

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)»
05 Feb
Saturday
Sat 05 Feb

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 63
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.

Go to page «Unsere Zeit (Our Time)»
Sat 05 Feb

Cyrano de Bergerac

in an adaptation for two lonely characters by Federico Bellini and Antonio Latella
Marstall, 20.00–21.40 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»
06 Feb
Sunday
Sun 06 Feb

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
Geschenkabo 2
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.

Go to page «Unsere Zeit (Our Time)»
Sun 06 Feb

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 o'clock introduction, followed by discussion with the audience
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)»
07 Feb
Monday
Mon 07 Feb

Gott (God)

by Ferdinand von Schirach
Residenztheater, 20.00–21.45 o'clock
Abo 12
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)»
08 Feb
Tuesday
Tue 08 Feb

Was der Butler sah (What the Butler saw)

By Joe Orton
Residenztheater, 20.00–21.30 o'clock | Registration «Guck Resi»: resi.alle@residenztheater.de
Abo 24
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)»
09 Feb
Wednesday
Wed 09 Feb

Was der Butler sah (What the Butler saw)

By Joe Orton
Residenztheater, 20.00–21.30 o'clock
Abo 32
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)»
10 Feb
Thursday
Thu 10 Feb

Dekalog

based on the film script by Krzysztof Kieślowski and Krzysztof Piesiewicz
Residenztheater, 20.00–22.00 o'clock
Abo 43
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»
11 Feb
Friday
Fri 11 Feb

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 51
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.

Go to page «Der Kreis um die Sonne (The circle around the sun)»
Fri 11 Feb
Premiere

Der Drang (The urge)

Folk play by Franz Xaver Kroetz
Marstall
Prices V

Kroetz shows the lives of a couple of cemetery gardeners, Hilde and Otto, who are just as frustrated in bed as they are making wreaths for burials. Into this sad idyll steps Fritz, Hilde’s brother. He has been imprisoned for exhibitionism and has sadistic tendencies that he now attempts to quell with medication. He finds work, a bed and understanding with the two of them. Otto, who cannot find what he needs with his wife, is aroused by how his brother-in-law is different and tries to provoke him into recidivism.

Go to page «Der Drang (The urge)»
12 Feb
Saturday
Sat 12 Feb

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 61
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)»
Sat 12 Feb

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

by Thom Luz based on motifs by Aristophanes
World Premiere/Commissioned Work
Cuvilliéstheater, 20.00–21.30 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)»
13 Feb
Sunday
Sun 13 Feb

Die drei Musketiere (The three musketeers)

after Alexandre Dumas in an adaptation by Antonio Latella and Federico Bellini
Residenztheater, 19.00–21.00 o'clock
Geschenkabo 4
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)»
Sun 13 Feb

Herz aus Glas (Heart of glass)

based on the screenplay by Herbert Achternbusch
World Premiere
Marstall, 19.00–20.30 o'clock | 18.30 o'clock introduction
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)»
14 Feb
Monday
Mon 14 Feb

Was der Butler sah (What the Butler saw)

By Joe Orton
Residenztheater, 19.30–21.00 o'clock
Abo 13
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)»
15 Feb
Tuesday
Tue 15 Feb

Lulu

by Frank Wedekind in an adaptation by Bastian Kraft
Residenztheater, 19.30–21.15 o'clock
Abo 21
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»
Tue 15 Feb

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.»

Go to page «Es waren ihrer sechs (Six of them)»
16 Feb
Wednesday
Wed 16 Feb

Gott (God)

by Ferdinand von Schirach
Residenztheater, 20.00–21.45 o'clock
Abo 31
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)»
Wed 16 Feb

Der Drang (The urge)

Folk play by Franz Xaver Kroetz
Marstall, 20.00–22.00 o'clock
Prices V

Kroetz shows the lives of a couple of cemetery gardeners, Hilde and Otto, who are just as frustrated in bed as they are making wreaths for burials. Into this sad idyll steps Fritz, Hilde’s brother. He has been imprisoned for exhibitionism and has sadistic tendencies that he now attempts to quell with medication. He finds work, a bed and understanding with the two of them. Otto, who cannot find what he needs with his wife, is aroused by how his brother-in-law is different and tries to provoke him into recidivism.

Go to page «Der Drang (The urge)»
17 Feb
Thursday
Thu 17 Feb

Das Vermächtnis (The Inheritance) - Part 1

By Matthew Lopez
German language premiere
Residenztheater, 19.30 o'clock
Abo 44
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»
Thu 17 Feb

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
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)»
18 Feb
Friday
Fri 18 Feb

Das Vermächtnis (The Inheritance) – Part 2

By Matthew Lopez
German language premiere
Residenztheater, 19.30 o'clock | Part 1&2 Package Price: 23 to 68 Euro
Abo 44
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»
Fri 18 Feb

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)»
19 Feb
Saturday
Sat 19 Feb

Das Vermächtnis (The Inheritance) - Part 1

By Matthew Lopez
German language premiere
Residenztheater, 16.00 o'clock
Abo 62
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 19 Feb

Das Vermächtnis (The Inheritance) – Part 2

By Matthew Lopez
German language premiere
Residenztheater, 20.00 o'clock | Part 1&2 Package Price: 23 to 68 Euro
Abo 62
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»
Sat 19 Feb

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.

Go to page «Erinnerung eines Mädchens (A Girl's Story)»
20 Feb
Sunday
Sun 20 Feb

Die drei Musketiere (The three musketeers)

after Alexandre Dumas in an adaptation by Antonio Latella and Federico Bellini
Residenztheater, 19.00–21.00 o'clock
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)»
21 Feb
Monday
Mon 21 Feb

Lulu

by Frank Wedekind in an adaptation by Bastian Kraft
Residenztheater, 20.00–21.45 o'clock
Abo 14
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»
Mon 21 Feb

Mehr Schwarz als Lila (More black than purple)

after the novel by Lena Gorelik adapted for the stage by the author
World premiere
Marstall, 20.00–21.20 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)»
22 Feb
Tuesday
Tue 22 Feb

Mehr Schwarz als Lila (More black than purple)

after the novel by Lena Gorelik adapted for the stage by the author
World premiere
Marstall, 10.00–11.20 o'clock | School performance, followed by discussion with the audience
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.

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Tue 22 Feb

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 | School performance, followed by discussion with the audience
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.

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Tue 22 Feb

Hamlet

by William Shakespeare
Residenztheater, 19.00–22.30 o'clock
Abo 22
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.

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23 Feb
Wednesday
Wed 23 Feb

Gott (God)

by Ferdinand von Schirach
Residenztheater, 20.00–21.45 o'clock
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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Wed 23 Feb

Der Drang (The urge)

Folk play by Franz Xaver Kroetz
Marstall, 20.00–22.00 o'clock
Prices V

Kroetz shows the lives of a couple of cemetery gardeners, Hilde and Otto, who are just as frustrated in bed as they are making wreaths for burials. Into this sad idyll steps Fritz, Hilde’s brother. He has been imprisoned for exhibitionism and has sadistic tendencies that he now attempts to quell with medication. He finds work, a bed and understanding with the two of them. Otto, who cannot find what he needs with his wife, is aroused by how his brother-in-law is different and tries to provoke him into recidivism.

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24 Feb
Thursday
Thu 24 Feb

Die Biene im Kopf

by Roland Schimmelpfennig
10.00 o'clock | School performance | Requests for schools to resi.alle@residenztheater.de

In an agile, entertaining and light-hearted way, author Roland Schimmelpfennig tells the story of a child who goes through life unprotected in his family and school environment. His parents' empty beer bottles multiply, the child is the outsider at school, and on the way home he is bullied by the other children. But the child turns into a bee and saves himself with all his imagination into another, free world.

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Thu 24 Feb

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.

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Thu 24 Feb

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
Abo 41
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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Thu 24 Feb

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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25 Feb
Friday
Fri 25 Feb

Die Biene im Kopf

by Roland Schimmelpfennig
10.00 o'clock | School performance | Requests for schools to resi.alle@residenztheater.de

In an agile, entertaining and light-hearted way, author Roland Schimmelpfennig tells the story of a child who goes through life unprotected in his family and school environment. His parents' empty beer bottles multiply, the child is the outsider at school, and on the way home he is bullied by the other children. But the child turns into a bee and saves himself with all his imagination into another, free world.

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Fri 25 Feb

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.

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Fri 25 Feb

Gott (God)

by Ferdinand von Schirach
Residenztheater, 20.00–21.45 o'clock
Abo 54
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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Fri 25 Feb

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 | Followed by panel discussion
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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26 Feb
Saturday
Sat 26 Feb

Die Träume der Abwesenden (Absent dreams)

A Trilogy by Judith Herzberg
Residenztheater, 18.00–23.00 o'clock | WITH ENGLISH SURTITLES
Geschenkabo 1
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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Sat 26 Feb

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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27 Feb
Sunday
Sun 27 Feb

Die Träume der Abwesenden (Absent dreams)

A Trilogy by Judith Herzberg
Residenztheater, 17.00–22.00 o'clock
Abo 71
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 27 Feb

Cyrano de Bergerac

in an adaptation for two lonely characters by Federico Bellini and Antonio Latella
Marstall, 19.00–20.40 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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28 Feb
Monday
Mon 28 Feb

Der Drang (The urge)

Folk play by Franz Xaver Kroetz
Marstall, 20.00–22.00 o'clock
Prices V

Kroetz shows the lives of a couple of cemetery gardeners, Hilde and Otto, who are just as frustrated in bed as they are making wreaths for burials. Into this sad idyll steps Fritz, Hilde’s brother. He has been imprisoned for exhibitionism and has sadistic tendencies that he now attempts to quell with medication. He finds work, a bed and understanding with the two of them. Otto, who cannot find what he needs with his wife, is aroused by how his brother-in-law is different and tries to provoke him into recidivism.

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