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13 Jun

Thursday

Thu 13 Jun

Marstall Café, 17.30 o'clock | WITH ENGLISH SURTITLES | WELT/BÜHNE | Staged reading | Audience discussion afterwards

Vergewaltigung einer Schauspielerin (The Rape of a Theater Actress)

by Carla Zúñiga Morales

We are probably in the middle of a lockdown because Berenice, a famous actress, is at home in her flat preparing for a performance that is being streamed on the internet and is about to go on air. But Berenice doesn't want to go on air, she doesn't want to act at all, especially not something as banal as this play.

Go to page «Vergewaltigung einer Schauspielerin (The Rape of a Theater Actress)»

Thu 13 Jun

Residenztheater, 19.30–20.50 o'clock

Jetzt oder nie (NOW OR NEVER)

An evening of songs by Florian Paul and Max Rothbart
Abo 44
Prices F
14 to 44 €

Imagine that you haven’t been born yet. And imagine too that your whole life so far is unimportant. Just like all the opportunities you might have missed or bad decisions you might have made. Leave it all behind you. In «Now or Never» we are going to make a completely fresh start!

Go to page «Jetzt oder nie (NOW OR NEVER)»

Thu 13 Jun

Marstall, 20.00 o'clock | WELT/BÜHNE ‒ The Festival | Guest performance | In Persian language with German and English surtitles | Audience discussion afterwards

Blind Runner

by Amir Reza Koohestani
Prices U
24 €

The fate of three long-distance runners is interwoven in the latest production by the renowned Iranian Mehr Theatre Group.

Once a week, a husband visits his wife, a medical prisoner. Their conversations, which are monitored and eavesdropped on by cameras, become increasingly distant, leading to a lack of understanding and an inability to put the harshness of daily life into words.

However, at his wife's insistence, the husband agrees to accompany a young blind woman on a run in Paris. The two have to find a common rhythm and get to know each other during their training sessions.

After the competition, a new project emerges: they have to get to England, cross the Channel Tunnel and cover 38 kilometres in a few hours to avoid being run over by the first train in the morning.

Between the confinement of the prison and the feeling of freedom conveyed by the race, the action gradually takes on a hypnotic rhythm accompanied by Persian music. From this interplay emerges a poetic vision of struggle, mutual aid and the freedom to which we rush.

Go to page «Blind Runner»

14 Jun

Friday

Fri 14 Jun

Gastspiel, 19.00–20.45 o'clock | RESI ON THE ROAD | BAYERISCHE THEATERTAGE INGOLSTADT | FOR THE LAST TIME

Warten auf Platonow (Waiting for Platonow)

by Thom Luz after motifs by Anton Chekhov
Prices E
12 to 40 €

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.

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Fri 14 Jun

Residenztheater, 19.30–20.50 o'clock | WITH ENGLISH SURTITLES | THEATER DAY

Anne-Marie die Schönheit (ANNE-MARIE THE BEAUTY)

by Yasmina Reza
Prices Theatertag

The most frequently performed contemporary international playwright Yazmina Reza, acclaimed for her plays’ witty dialogue, wrote «Anne-Marie the Beauty» as a full-length monologue for her favourite actor André Marcon. This elogy for the art of acting centres on an ageing actress who has spent her entire life in the theatre playing small and minor roles and has never been able to progress beyond this obscure existence.

Go to page «Anne-Marie die Schönheit (ANNE-MARIE THE BEAUTY)»

Fri 14 Jun

Marstall, 20.00 o'clock | WELT/BÜHNE ‒ The Festival | Guest Performance| In Persian language with German and English surtitles

Blind Runner

by Amir Reza Koohestani
Prices U
24 €

The fate of three long-distance runners is interwoven in the latest production by the renowned Iranian Mehr Theatre Group.

Once a week, a husband visits his wife, a medical prisoner. Their conversations, which are monitored and eavesdropped on by cameras, become increasingly distant, leading to a lack of understanding and an inability to put the harshness of daily life into words.

However, at his wife's insistence, the husband agrees to accompany a young blind woman on a run in Paris. The two have to find a common rhythm and get to know each other during their training sessions.

After the competition, a new project emerges: they have to get to England, cross the Channel Tunnel and cover 38 kilometres in a few hours to avoid being run over by the first train in the morning.

Between the confinement of the prison and the feeling of freedom conveyed by the race, the action gradually takes on a hypnotic rhythm accompanied by Persian music. From this interplay emerges a poetic vision of struggle, mutual aid and the freedom to which we rush.

Go to page «Blind Runner»

15 Jun

Saturday

Sat 15 Jun

Residenztheater, 15.00–18.10 o'clock | WITH ENGLISH SURTITLES | Part 1 | FOR THE LAST TIME THIS SEASON

Das Vermächtnis (The Inheritance) – Part 1

By Matthew Lopez.
German language premiere
Prices G
16 to 48 €

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 15 Jun

Residenztheater, 19.00–22.15 o'clock | WITH ENGLISH SURTITLES | Part 2 | FOR THE LAST TIME THIS SEASON

Das Vermächtnis (The Inheritance) – Part 2

By Matthew Lopez
German language premiere
Prices G
16 to 48 €

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»

16 Jun

Sunday

Sun 16 Jun

Marstall, 18.00 o'clock | von Carolin Emcke | Lesung des Residenztheater-Ensembles

GEGEN DEN HASS

von Carolin Emcke
Prices R
15 €

München hat zuletzt gezeigt, wie es starke Zeichen gegen den Rechtsruck, gegen das Vergessen und für die Demokratie setzen kann. An diesem Abend liest das Ensemble: Gegen den Hass, für eine offene Gesellschaft und für ein respektvolles Miteinander, ohne das Theater und Kultur nicht überlebensfähig sind. Wir laden Sie ein, sich zu setzen, zuzuhören und miteinander in den Austausch zu gehen.

Go to page «GEGEN DEN HASS»

Sun 16 Jun

Residenztheater, 18.30–20.00 o'clock

Prima Facie

by Suzie Miller
Abo 74
Prices F
14 to 44 €

Tessa Ensler is a tough defence lawyer. In her early thirties she has managed what very few people believed she could: she has made her way from an underprivileged background to an elite university and on to a top legal firm. She specializes in defending cases of sexual assault. Is her rate of acquittals so high because she is a woman, as is rumoured – or is it because she is so good at spotting holes and contradictions in the statements of the female victims?

Go to page «Prima Facie»

17 Jun

Monday

Mon 17 Jun

Cuvilliéstheater, 19.30–21.50 o'clock | FOR THE LAST TIME THIS SEASON

Das Käthchen von Heilbronn (KÄTHCHEN OF HEILBRONN)

by Heinrich von Kleist in an adaptation by Elsa-Sophie Jach
Prices G
16 to 48 €

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)»

Mon 17 Jun

Residenztheater, 20.00–21.30 o'clock | FOR THE LAST TIME THIS SEASON

Minetti

A Portrait of an Artist as an Old Man
Prices H
20 to 54 €

Ostend – the Atlantic coast, driving snow, New Year’s Eve, in the foyer of a hotel whose best days are behind it. This is where Minetti, an old «theatre artist», ends up lonely – and yet surrounded by a group of «madmen». Or are they like minds? Celebrating, wearing masks, drunk … of whom we do not know where they come from or where they are going to – they all pass across the hotel foyer like creatures from another world… Is this a comedy? Or a tragedy?

Go to page «Minetti»

Mon 17 Jun

Marstall, 20.00–21.15 o'clock | 7.30 p.m. Introduction

MOSI - The Bavarian Dream

by Alexander Eisenach
World premiere / Commissioned work
Prices W
If applicable, remaining tickets

A prince of fashion and a fairy-tale king. A bird of paradise and a cult figure. A Munich original and a philanthropist. During the course of his lifetime, Rudolph Moshammer was given countless of these nicknames and soubriquets. Everyone recognized him as an eccentric with his dog Daisy on his arm, a talk show guest and man of society. Like his role model, Bavaria’s fairy-tale king Ludwig II, he loved glamour, opulence, and excess. In his appearances as an actor and in advertisements, as a singer in the preliminary round for the Eurovision Song Contest and with books like «Mama und ich» (Mama and Me), he became a cult figure and his fashion boutique «Carnaval de Venise» in Maximilianstraße became a cult address and place of pilgrimage for Mosi fans.

Go to page «MOSI - The Bavarian Dream»

18 Jun

Tuesday

Tue 18 Jun

Marstall, 19.00–21.50 o'clock

Athena

A music theatre installation by Robert Borgmann freely adapted from Aeschylusʼs «Eumenides»
Prices U
24 €

After Orestes’s bloody revenge on his mother Clytemnestra for her murder of his father Agamemnon, he flees from the angry goddesses of vengeance. He seeks sanctuary in the temple of Apollo and appeals to the god for protection from the furies – but even Apollo is powerless against them, so Athena must decide Orestes’s fate. However, the goddess will not do so alone: a court of mortals who have sworn an oath to her will ultimately judge which murder weighs heavier: that of one’s mother or one’s husband.

Go to page «Athena»

Tue 18 Jun

Cuvilliéstheater, 19.30–21.20 o'clock | 7 p.m. Introduction

Pygmalion

by Amir Reza Koohestani and Mahin Sadri after the comedy by George Bernard Shaw
World premiere / Commissioned work
Prices G
16 to 48 €

You are how you speak. Professor of Phonetics Higgins makes a bet with his friend Pickering that he can turn the energetic Eliza Doolittle, who sells flowers in the street to make ends meet and speaks the broadest dialect, into an upper-class lady with immaculate articulation. Eliza proves to be a disciplined and talented pupil who manages to pass the test of entering high society. Higgins attributes this success to his own genius and automatically lays claim to her. He fails to notice that his teaching has helped Eliza to become a self-aware and thoughtful woman who is not only capable of making her own decisions but of acting on them too.

Go to page «Pygmalion»

19 Jun

Wednesday

Wed 19 Jun

Marstall, 19.00–21.50 o'clock

Athena

A music theatre installation by Robert Borgmann freely adapted from Aeschylusʼs «Eumenides»
Prices U
24 €

After Orestes’s bloody revenge on his mother Clytemnestra for her murder of his father Agamemnon, he flees from the angry goddesses of vengeance. He seeks sanctuary in the temple of Apollo and appeals to the god for protection from the furies – but even Apollo is powerless against them, so Athena must decide Orestes’s fate. However, the goddess will not do so alone: a court of mortals who have sworn an oath to her will ultimately judge which murder weighs heavier: that of one’s mother or one’s husband.

Go to page «Athena»

Wed 19 Jun

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 31
Prices G
16 to 48 €

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)»

20 Jun

Thursday

Thu 20 Jun

Residenztheater, 19.30–20.50 o'clock

Jetzt oder nie (NOW OR NEVER)

An evening of songs by Florian Paul and Max Rothbart
Prices F
14 to 44 €

Imagine that you haven’t been born yet. And imagine too that your whole life so far is unimportant. Just like all the opportunities you might have missed or bad decisions you might have made. Leave it all behind you. In «Now or Never» we are going to make a completely fresh start!

Go to page «Jetzt oder nie (NOW OR NEVER)»

Thu 20 Jun

Cuvilliéstheater, 19.30–22.30 o'clock

Buddenbrooks

after the novel by Thomas Mann adapted for the stage by Bastian Kraft
Prices H
20 to 54 €

«And often the outward signs of ascent only become apparent once the decline has begun again.» In his 1901 novel, subtitled «The Decline of a Family», Thomas Mann uses precise characterisation and an ironic style to describe the incipient structural collapse of the grande bourgeoisie. Mann drew his inspiration for «Buddenbrooks» from the story of his own family in Lübeck and people of the city where he was living at the time: Munich. Mann shows the potential complexity of relations between North and South Germany with considerable humour in the relationship between Tony Buddenbrook and the Munich hop-trader Alois Permaneder.

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Thu 20 Jun

Marstall, 20.00–21.45 o'clock

Spitzenreiterinnen

based on the novel by Jovana Reisinger
Prices V
28 €
If applicable, remaining tickets

Jovana Reisinger’s novel follows nine women from early spring to the summer of an unspecified year not far from the present. All of them live in or around Munich and they are all named after women’s magazines. They live and fail representatively, each of them alone and yet collectively, by the images and ideals of what it means to be a woman.

Go to page «Spitzenreiterinnen»

21 Jun

Friday

Fri 21 Jun

Marstall, 19.00–21.00 o'clock

Die Kopenhagen-Trilogie (The Copenhagen Trilogy)

based on the novels «Childhood» – «Youth» – «Dependency» by Tove Ditlevsen adapted for the stage by Tom Silkeberg
Prices V
28 €
If applicable, remaining tickets

Copenhagen’s working-class district of Vesterbro in the 1920s has little room for the talent and dreams of young Tove. She leaves school at the age of fourteen and is sent against her will to work as a maid and later as a clerical worker. However, she refuses to give up, publishes her early poems and stories and continues to seek her freedom as a writer. In the «Copenhagen Trilogy» Tove Ditlevsen uses her own biography to tell of an escape from a complicated everyday reality into storytelling, skilfully interweaving fiction and reality. Her first-person narrator, with whom she shares a name, delivers a humorous and laconic account of a personal life that is nevertheless political. 

Go to page «Die Kopenhagen-Trilogie (The Copenhagen Trilogy)»

Fri 21 Jun

Residenztheater, 19.30–21.00 o'clock | Artist talk afterwards

Prima Facie

by Suzie Miller
Prices F
14 to 44 €

Tessa Ensler is a tough defence lawyer. In her early thirties she has managed what very few people believed she could: she has made her way from an underprivileged background to an elite university and on to a top legal firm. She specializes in defending cases of sexual assault. Is her rate of acquittals so high because she is a woman, as is rumoured – or is it because she is so good at spotting holes and contradictions in the statements of the female victims?

Go to page «Prima Facie»

22 Jun

Saturday

Sat 22 Jun

Residenztheater, 19.30–21.50 o'clock | FOR THE LAST TIME

Dantons Tod (Danton’s Death)

by Georg Büchner
Abo 63
Prices G
16 to 48 €

«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)»

23 Jun

Sunday

Sun 23 Jun

Residenztheater, 18.30–20.45 o'clock | WITH ENGLISH SURTITLES | 6 p.m. Introduction | FOR THE LAST TIME

Antigone

by Sophocles and incorporating «The Three Lives of Antigone» by Slavoj Žižek
Abo 73
Prices H
20 to 54 €

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»

24 Jun

Monday

Mon 24 Jun

Marstall, 11.00–12.15 o'clock | RESI FÜR ALLE | SCHOOL PERFORMANCE | FOR THE LAST TIME THIS SEASON

Tick Tack

based on the novel by Julia von Lucadou
world premiere
Prices T
21 €

Brimming with neologisms and the sound of Denglish, in her new novel «Tick Tack» Julia von Lucadou takes a deep dive into the world of Generation Z. 15-year-old Mette announces her intention of throwing herself on the U-Bahn line in TikTok videos. No one reacts, but she is saved anyway.

Go to page «Tick Tack»

Mon 24 Jun

19.00–20.30 o'clock | Meeting point: Marstall | 9 p.m. Public discussion in the Marstall Café | FOR THE LAST TIME

Die Nacht kurz vor den Wäldern (THE NIGHT JUST BEFORE THE FORESTS)

by Bernard-Marie Koltès
Prices 20€
If applicable, remaining tickets

Bernard-Marie Koltès’s first text for theatre is a cryptic monologue that brought the French playwright instant fame in 1977: it shows a driven man searching for human contact.  In this production, the audience follows the actor Michael Wächter on his way through the city at night, listening to his interior monologue on headphones.

Go to page «Die Nacht kurz vor den Wäldern (THE NIGHT JUST BEFORE THE FORESTS)»

Mon 24 Jun

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 14
Prices G
16 to 48 €

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)»

Mon 24 Jun

Marstall, 19.30–20.40 o'clock | 7 p.m. Introduction

Yvonne, Prinzessin von Burgund (Yvonne, Princess of Burgundy)

by Witold Gombrowicz
Prices U
24 €

«Let’s say someone comes up to you and tells you you’re such and such a person, tells you the worst, says the most appalling things, things that could kill someone, absolutely destroy them, leave them speechless and lifeless. And then you say: Yes, that’s what I’m like, it’s true, but … But so what?» – With these words Prince Philip attempts to break down the reserve of his new fiancée Yvonne, but they also describe the essential plot of this first play by the Polish author Witold Gombrowicz.

Go to page «Yvonne, Prinzessin von Burgund (Yvonne, Princess of Burgundy)»

25 Jun

Tuesday

Tue 25 Jun

Residenztheater, 20.00 o'clock | Gastspiel

Bilder deiner großen Liebe

nach dem Roman von Wolfgang Herrndorf
Prices G
16 to 48 €
If applicable, remaining tickets

Ob Isa die Wahrheit erzählt, ob ihre Geschichten über ihre Reise durch ein manchmal verzaubertes Land, über die Menschen und Gestalten, die sie dabei trifft, frei erfunden sind, bleibt ein Rätsel. Gemeint ist das ganz große Lebensrätsel, die Frage, woraus es besteht, das Leben. «Bilder deiner großen Liebe« ist eine Roadnovel. Frei von Angst ist Isa unterwegs. Vielleicht ist sie eine Außenseiterin, vielleicht (metaphysisch) obdachlos, aber was ist schon Gewissheit, Sicherheit, was Normalität, wenn man ja doch nichts festhalten kann und wenn man alles hat, was man zum Leben braucht: den eigenen Kopf. In der Regie von Tom Schneider spielt, singt, erzählt Isas Geschichten die Schauspielerin Sandra Hüller.

Eine Produktion des FARN-Kollektivs in Koproduktion mit dem Theater Neumarkt Zürich, gefördert durch den Landesverband Freier Theater Baden-Württemberg e.V.

Go to page «Bilder deiner großen Liebe»

26 Jun

Wednesday

Wed 26 Jun

Residenztheater, 19.30–21.40 o'clock | WITH ENGLISH SURTITLES

Moby Dick

based on the novel by Herman Melville
Frühjahrs-Abo
Prices H
20 to 54 €

Following Ibsen’s Peer Gynt, in the second half of the season another we hear from another master storyteller. A narrator who tells us to call him Ismael walks onto the Residenztheater stage in seaman’s garb. What follows is a genuine monster of a story: Ismael is hired on the «Pequod», an old whaling ship, and goes to sea on board this floating blubber factory.

Go to page «Moby Dick»

Wed 26 Jun

Cuvilliéstheater, 19.30–21.20 o'clock

Pygmalion

by Amir Reza Koohestani and Mahin Sadri after the comedy by George Bernard Shaw
World premiere / Commissioned work
Prices G
16 to 48 €

You are how you speak. Professor of Phonetics Higgins makes a bet with his friend Pickering that he can turn the energetic Eliza Doolittle, who sells flowers in the street to make ends meet and speaks the broadest dialect, into an upper-class lady with immaculate articulation. Eliza proves to be a disciplined and talented pupil who manages to pass the test of entering high society. Higgins attributes this success to his own genius and automatically lays claim to her. He fails to notice that his teaching has helped Eliza to become a self-aware and thoughtful woman who is not only capable of making her own decisions but of acting on them too.

Go to page «Pygmalion»

Wed 26 Jun

Marstall, 20.00 o'clock | Lesung mit Sibylle Canonica

RESI DIGITAL: «Gesichter» von Tove Ditlevsen

aus dem Dänischen von Ursel Allenstein
Prices 20€/15€
If applicable, remaining tickets

In «Gesichter» taucht die für ihre «Kopenhagen-Trilogie» gefeierte Autorin mit einer fesselnden Kombination aus bildhafter, expressiver und surrealer Sprache so tief in die verzerrte Wahrnehmungswelt der Hauptfigur Lise Mundus ein, dass es beinahe schmerzhaft wird.

Go to page «RESI DIGITAL: «Gesichter» von Tove Ditlevsen»

27 Jun

Thursday

Thu 27 Jun

Residenztheater, 19.30–21.00 o'clock | Artist talk afterwards

Prima Facie

by Suzie Miller
Prices F
14 to 44 €

Tessa Ensler is a tough defence lawyer. In her early thirties she has managed what very few people believed she could: she has made her way from an underprivileged background to an elite university and on to a top legal firm. She specializes in defending cases of sexual assault. Is her rate of acquittals so high because she is a woman, as is rumoured – or is it because she is so good at spotting holes and contradictions in the statements of the female victims?

Go to page «Prima Facie»

Thu 27 Jun

Marstall, 20.00–21.15 o'clock

MOSI - The Bavarian Dream

by Alexander Eisenach
World premiere / Commissioned work
Prices W
If applicable, remaining tickets

A prince of fashion and a fairy-tale king. A bird of paradise and a cult figure. A Munich original and a philanthropist. During the course of his lifetime, Rudolph Moshammer was given countless of these nicknames and soubriquets. Everyone recognized him as an eccentric with his dog Daisy on his arm, a talk show guest and man of society. Like his role model, Bavaria’s fairy-tale king Ludwig II, he loved glamour, opulence, and excess. In his appearances as an actor and in advertisements, as a singer in the preliminary round for the Eurovision Song Contest and with books like «Mama und ich» (Mama and Me), he became a cult figure and his fashion boutique «Carnaval de Venise» in Maximilianstraße became a cult address and place of pilgrimage for Mosi fans.

Go to page «MOSI - The Bavarian Dream»

28 Jun

Friday

Fri 28 Jun

Residenztheater, 19.30–22.40 o'clock | WITH ENGLISH SURTITLES | FOR THE LAST TIME

Woyzeck

by Georg Büchner
Abo 52
Prices H
20 to 54 €

Georg Büchner’s fragile fragment, one of the most important dramas in German literature, is based on the case of the soldier Woyzeck, who murdered his lover and was sentenced to death in 1824. Büchner was familiar with the facts of this historic criminal case which were detailed in legal, medical and psychological reports. He shows a murder of jealousy and the events that lead up to it: Woyzeck, «a good chap and a poor devil», forced onto the lowest level of society financially, humiliated by his superiors, experimented upon by science, is exposed to a radical lack of empathy from the world around him. As a result, he becomes guilty, once his fears, instincts and desires break out obscenely from inside him.

Go to page «Woyzeck»

29 Jun

Saturday

Sat 29 Jun

Residenztheater, 19.30–21.30 o'clock | FOR THE LAST TIME

Die drei Musketiere (The three musketeers)

after Alexandre Dumas in an adaptation by Antonio Latella and Federico Bellini
Abo 61
Prices E
12 to 40 €

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)»

Sat 29 Jun

Marstall, 20.00–21.40 o'clock

Bavaria

by Guillermo Calderón
WORLD PREMIERE/COMMISSIONED WORK
Prices V
28 €

In his plays, the Chilean director and playwright Guillermo Calderón achieves an entirely original combination of humour and political power. Many of his texts are highly comic tales of the prejudice, ignorance and egotism that come to light through intercultural exchange. His latest play for the Residenztheater tells of the efforts of a religious sect in Munich to advertise for a newly founded settlement in Chile.

Go to page «Bavaria»

30 Jun

Sunday

Sun 30 Jun

Marstall, 17.00–18.15 o'clock

Reineke Fuchs

A dizzying theatrical musical based on the poem by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Prices U
24 €
If applicable, remaining tickets

At Whitsun the lion king Nobel invites his subjects to his court for an early summer celebration. The entire animal kingdom gathers – ranging from the crane to the wolf and the bear. Only one animal is missing: the fox called Reineke. As soon as his name his mentioned, the mood of harmony vanishes. One angry accusation follows another and Reinike the fox is charged in his absence with a series of incredible crimes. The cockerel, for example, complains of losing his wife and children – Reineke ate them for supper. When he is eventually put on trial, the accomplished liar – an animal equivalent of Ibsen’s Peer Gynt – manages to pull the wool over everyone’s eyes – man, woman or creature – and slip his neck out of the noose. Eventually he even acquires a whole crowd of followers and is elected Chancellor.

The moral of the story is that not everyone with foxy cunning and a talent for oratory puts those gifts to benevolent use – on the contrary! But how can we tell the difference between truth and lies? How can we avoid being taken in by the peddlers of fake news? How can we remain faithful to our own opinions and values?

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Sun 30 Jun

Residenztheater, 18.30–21.00 o'clock | WITH ENGLISH SURTITLES | FOR THE LAST TIME THIS SEASON

Andersens Erzählungen (ANDERSEN’S STORIES)

A piece of music theatre by Jherek Bischoff, Jan Dvořák and Philipp Stölzl
German Premiere
Abo 72
Prices I
24 to 58 €

One stormy night in 1836, Hans Christian Andersen arrives uninvited at the home of his childhood friend Edvard Collin, who is to marry his fiancée Henriette the next day. Andersen has travelled through the wind and the rain to once again confess his love for Edvard. The family provide a frosty reception and the groom himself is out celebrating his last night as a bachelor. Only Henriette feels attracted to the unconventional charm of their guest, who lives in a fantasy world continually surrounded by characters from his own fairy tales. He magically transforms a sober room into a sparkling underwater landscape and castles of otherworldly beauty. And he starts telling his friend’s fiancée the fairy tale of The Little Mermaid: burning with love for a Prince, she wishes to become human and is willing to sacrifice her voice and her home to do so – risking her life.

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