Georg Büchner
Today 19.30


Georg Büchner
Directed by Roger Vontobel
with english surtitles: 20. February, 19:30
»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 turned his back on his creation long ago.

»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)

All my sons

Arthur Miller
Directed by: Anselm Weber
with english surtitles: 21. February, 19:30
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 of 100 minutes of intense theatre.« (Ruhr Nachrichten)

Schauspiel Frankfurt offers plays with English surtitles every month

In this season we offer seven different plays with English surtitles on selected days: »The Persians« (Aischylos), »Emilia Galotti« (Gotthold Ephraim Lessing), »Before Dawn« (Ewald Palmetshofer / Gerhart Hauptmann), »Richard III« (William Shakespeare), »Woyzeck« (Georg Büchner), »All my sons« (Arthur Miller) and »Peer Gynt« (Henrik Ibsen). You will find the days of performance here. Please note also the schedule for our complete programme. We are looking forward to welcoming you at Schauspiel Frankfurt!

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BEFORE DAWN – Vor Sonnenaufgang

by Ewald Palmetshofer, based on Gerhart Hauptmann
Directed by Roger Vontobel
With english surtitles in 2019
Ewald Palmetshofer is one of the most important contemporary playwrights in the German-speaking countries. In this play, he sets his sights on today’s middle class: by marrying into a mechanical engineering company, the young entrepeneur Hoffmann has secured social advancement, which he now flanks with right-wing populist theses. His friend Loth, a left-wing journalist, suddenly appears and tries to expose him through his research. His wife swings between motherhood happiness and depression, whereas her unsuccessful single sister seeks temporary shelter in her parent’s home. Everyone struggles for a perspective in this night, brought to an end by the rising sun which exposes the true conditions. (From February 2019)

Peer Gynt

Henrik Ibsen
Directed by Andreas Kriegenburg
with english surtitles in 2019
»Peer, you’re lying!« Ibsen’s dramatic poem about the dreamer and fantasist Peer Gynt starts with a tall tale about a hazardous ride on a reindeer. From this point, it is tall tales he uses throughout his life to escape reality. Ibsen unfurls this drama of the modern man in 1867, and with it he brings the question of the possibilities of human selfknowledge to a formula valid until today. (From May 2019)

Richard III

William Shakespeare
Directed by Jan Bosse
With english surtitles in 2019
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)