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Amerika / Der Verschollene

Based on the unfinished novel by Franz Kafka in an adaptation by Charlotte Sprenger and Olivia Ebert

 Schauspielhaus
 Premiere: 11.10.2024
 With English surtitles
 Thu-Sat: 15-45€, Sun-Wed: 10-40€, under 30 years each seat category: 10€
 Schauspielhaus
 Premiere: 11.10.2024
 With English surtitles
 Thu-Sat: 15-45€, Sun-Wed: 10-40€, under 30 years each seat category: 10€

Missing in the modern world

“Der Verschollene” describes class relations in a capitalist society like no other text by Kafka. The 16-year-old Karl Roßmann, who is cast out by his family and sent to America, constantly has to assert himself and always in new, different social structures. The technocratic regime of his businessman uncle in a skyscraper high above New York, the realities of two casual labourers in the street, the overworked bellboys in a hotel, a cramped shared apartment in an artistic milieu – all these play a parlour game of power and powerlessness, conformity and rebellion. The best cards are dealt to the proprietary classes who prey on those weaker than them. But it is precisely these outcasts and lost people who refuse to forsake their futures and continue to survive inventively as masters of the art of living.

Charlotte Sprenger creates subtle, musical, playful evenings with an ensemble, including at the Thalia Theater in Hamburg. Now, after bringing the Fassbinder film “Die dritte Generation” (The Third Generation) to the stage as the Otto Falckenberg School’s 2022 graduation production, she is presenting her first major work at the Münchner Kammerspiele.

“Today’s feeling of powerlessness arises from the fact that we are aware of the state of the world and yet we still follow rules that we did not make and often do not understand, let alone approve of. The visionary Kafka revealed this to us 100 years ago in his unfinished novel.”

– Charlotte Sprenger, director

  • Assistant director Marion Hélène Weber
  • Stage design assistance Julia Bahn
  • Assistant Costume Designer Jacqueline Elaine Koch
  • Stage Manager Hanno Nehring
  • Soufflage Daphne Chatzopoulos
  • Assistant to the director Clara Drechsler
  • Costume design intern Lena Olivier
  • Theater pedagogy Filo Krause
  • Artistic Production Manager Daniela Schroll
  • Technical production management Jonas Pim Simon
  • Stage Master Josef Hofmann
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Dates & Tickets
Fri 11.10. 8 pm
Premiere Abo: Premierenabo
Mon 14.10. 8 pm
Abo: Zweitaufführungsabo
Mon 21.10. 8 pm
Abo: Montag weiß
Thu 31.10. 8 pm
Abo: Donnerstag weiß
Fri 15.11.
Abo: Freitag orange
Sun 24.11.
Abo: Sonntag blau
Wed 4.12.
Abo: Mittwoch blau
Mon 9.12.
Abo: Montag grün
Wed 11.12.
Abo: Mittwoch orange
Fri 10.1.25
Abo: Freitag blau
Tue 14.1.25
Abo: Dienstag grün
Sun 2.2.25
Abo: Sonntag weiß
Thu 6.2.25
Abo: Donnerstag blau
Sat 15.2.25
Abo: Samstag blau
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Amerika / Der Verschollene
  • Schauspielhaus
  • Premiere: 11.10.2024
  • With English surtitles
  • Thu-Sat: 15-45€, Sun-Wed: 10-40€, under 30 years each seat category: 10€