Photo: Birgit Hupfeld
Ibsen's hero is a preacher and a believer who is not afraid to expose the world's darker side: the egoism of the people on the one hand and the double standards of the church on the other. By denouncing worldly pleasures and compelling people to lead a virtuous life, his faith becomes more and more fanatical. So much so that he fails to comfort his mother before her death, favours building a large church instead of caring for his dying son and causes the dead of his wife by forcing her to give up her dead son's clothes. But what can save the world? Faith is more than an act of will, salvation can only be achieved through love. That is the divine message in Brand’s last hour. The dramatic poem, translated by Hinrich Schmidt-Henkel into today's prose version, explores how man fights against a will that demands »all or nothing«, thereby only destroying himself.

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Schauspielhaus

Premiere 12 October 2019

3 hours, one intermission
Dates
Fri 29.11.2019 19.30 – 22.30
Wed 11.12.2019 19.30 – 22.30
Thu 12.12.2019 19.30 – 22.30
Mon 23.12.2019 19.30 – 22.30
Fri 27.12.2019 19.30 – 22.30
Sun 12.01.2020 16.00 – 19.00
Wed 22.01.2020 19.30 – 22.30
Thu 23.01.2020 19.30 – 22.30
Sat 01.02.2020 19.30 – 22.30