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Woyzeck

Adapted from Georg Büchner - An overwriting by Glossy Pain

Marie and Margret are best friends - they share a flat and their lives, even when Franz Woyzeck, their neighbour, joins them and falls in love with Marie. Marie and Woyzeck - a love that brings two very different people together and then shifts, almost imperceptibly, silently - until it ends in brute force. Marie, Margret and Woyzeck - the story of a web of relationships that questions our ideas of love, friendship and care.

This rewriting of Woyzeck shifts the perspective to the everyday lives and circumstances of young people, posing the essential questions already inherent in Büchner's ambivalent Woyzeck figure of 1836. Today they are more topical than ever: What makes men become perpetrators? What ideas of relationships do we live by? Is another language than that of violence possible?

A young team around director Katharina Stoll (from the Berlin theatre collective Glossy Pain) is collectively writing a new version of this classic of German theatre literature and reinventing it with a focus on the female characters in the drama - rich in imagery, music and play.

The version was written by: Amanda Babaei Vieira, Constanze Fröhlich, Riah Knight, Katharina Stoll und Joshua Zilinske.

 

Warning: The production uses large-scale videos with fast cuts and light pulses that can trigger photosensitive epileptic seizures in people with epilepsy.

 

Supported by the Ministry of Culture and Science of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia, in cooperation with the FFT Düsseldorf.

We thank Natascha Knieriem with Ijsbel and Zoo Zajac for their kind support and permission to film.

Premiere

03. February 2023, 7:30 p.m.

Location

Theater an der Ruhr
Akazienallee 61
45478 Theater an der Ruhr

Cast

Team

  • Katharina Stoll
    Director
  • Hannes Gwisdek
    Music / Sound
  • Riah Knight
    Music/Composition
  • Sebastian Pircher
    Video
  • Wicke Naujoks
    Stage and Costumes
  • Heinke Stork
    Costumes
  • Bekim Aliji
    Prop
  • Constanze Fröhlich
    Dramaturgy
  • Wisam Atfah
    Assistant Director
  • Julia Boxheimer
    Assistant Director
  • Ines Thöle
    Trainee
Dates
Tue 07.02. 19:30
Wed 08.02. 11:00
Tickets call: 0208 599 01 88
Wed 08.02. 19:30
Thu 09.02. 11:00
Tickets call: 0208 599 01 88
Thu 09.02. 18:00
Fri 10.02. 11:00
Tickets call: 0208 599 01 88
Fri 03.03. 11:00
Tickets call: 0208 599 01 88
Sat 04.03. 19:30
Tue 07.03. 18:00
Wed 08.03. 19:30
Thu 09.03. 19:30