Gerhart Hauptmann
06.09. 19.30
with english surtitles

Peer Gynt

Henrik Ibsen
Directed by Andreas Kriegenburg
05. June, 19:00
»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.
With english surtitles

BEFORE DAWN – Vor Sonnenaufgang

by Ewald Palmetshofer, based on Gerhart Hauptmann
Directed by Roger Vontobel
30./ 31. May, 19:30
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)

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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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)