according to Franz Kafka
Today 18.00
Today 18.00 Uhr

Emilia Galotti

Gotthold Ephraim Lessing
Directed by: David Bösch
Next Performance with english surtitles: 03. October, 19:30
The law trumps power. This is the basis of democracy and allows us to enjoy privacy in our lives but the law is abstract and bureaucratic. Some people are pining for strong leaders who rule by decree, disregarding the law when it suits them and their numbers are growing. »He who does not respect the law is as powerful as he who has no law,« observes Odoardo, whose daughter has caught the attention of the Prince. But Emilia has been promised to another, the Count Appiani. In order that his master can attain this woman, the politician Marinelli plans to kidnap Emilia and murder Appiani on their wedding day. Power takes what it wants. Lessing's drama examines the incursion of despotism into the private sphere.

Performances with english surtitles

Schauspiel Frankfurt offers plays with English surtitles every month.
Please indicate whether you want a seat with surtitles when purchasing a ticket. Looking forward to welcoming you at Schauspiel Frankfurt.

The Persians

Directed by: Ulrich Rasche
A Co-production with the Salzburger Festspielen
Next Performance with English Surtitles : 07. October, 18:00

Around 480 BC, the largest Asiatic army set out to attack the Greeks. The Greek army were heavily outnumbered but they launched a surprise attack in the strait of Salamis and the Persians were brutally crushed. Nearly 300,000 were killed which deprived the nation for generations to come. Aeschylus summarizes this historical event in a dense, richly illustrated narration.

Richard III

William Shakespeare
Directed by: Jan Bosse
Next performances with english surtitles coming soon
There is nothing Richard desires more than to be King of England. He is a master of intrigue and betrayal, familiar with the ploys of  battlefield and court. As he lets us in on his plans, we witness the ruthlessness and unfettered ambition of a murderous political player.
»Fantastic acting, magnificent scenes, cleverly adapted text, remarkable theatre.« (Deutschlandfunk)

All my sons

Arthur Miller
Directed by: Anselm Weber
Next performances with english surtitles coming soon
Arthur Miller’s play is a searing investigation of greed, guilt and lies underneath the veneer of respectable middle class life. Born in  Harlem/New York in 1915, the American author is one of the most important playwrights of the 20th century. In 1947, he made his breakthrough on Broadway with »All My Sons«, followed by his most renowned play »Death of a Salesman« two years later. »Loud and long applause at the end for 100 minutes of intense theatre.« (Ruhr Nachrichten)


Georg Büchner
Directed by: Roger Vontobel
Next performances with english surtitles coming soon
»Woyzeck« is the most famous dramatic fragment in the history  of theatre, and Georg Büchner the most famous playwright from Hesse. The world he describes in this play has descended into  a nightmare of egomania and corruption. No purpose, no moral code has survived, and the god in whom Woyzeck believes has  long since turned his back on his creation.
»The director cast Jana Schulz, one of the most fragile, sensitive,  excitable actresses currently on German stages, in the role of Woyzeck.«  (Frankfurter Neue Presse)