DURATION: ABOUT 10 HOURS
Director: Christopher Rüping
The shows on June 29th and 30th unfortunately have to be cancelled (no substitute shows). See our explaination here.
Ten hours of theatre on the problems of people who lived 2,500 years ago? Toiling through dramas featuring Prometheus, Achilles, Cassandra, Elektra and Ulysses? Grappling with the mighty gods, the curse of doomed, irreconcilable conflicts and never-ending wars?
Modern Greeks no longer want to be victims of fate, governed by external powers. They prefer to wrangle with the world of the gods and mythology even if every path seems fatal and laden with guilt. People face different problems nowadays, don’t they? But the first democracy in the world, which was founded in 5 BC in Athens, dealt with these issues in the arena of theatre, which was both a place of entertainment and to meet, a site of collective emancipation. Former audiences in Athens discovered the ancient mythologies in comedies, tragedies and satyr plays, and which were brought to life by the performers. In-house director Christopher Rüping and the performers of the Münchner Kammerspiele now take a turn at depicting the characters, plays and political circumstances of Greek drama and approach the issues and conflicts of the ancient world from a contemporary perspective.
ATTENTION: Lighting effects similar to stroboscope are in use during the performance.
TIP: Scroll to the bottom of the page in order to obtain the programme as PDF.
With English surtitles. For our seating recommendations please click here.
INTERVALS & REFRESHMENTS
|all times p.m.||Saturday||Sunday|
|Part 1||1 – 2:50
||noon – 1:50
|interval||2:50 – 3:30||1:50 – 2:30
|Part 2||3:30 – 5:55
||2:30 – 4:55
|interval||5:55 – 7:10
||4:55 – 6:10
|Part 3||7:10 – 9:05
||6:10 – 8:05
|interval||9:05 – 9:40
||8:05 – 8:40
|Part 4||9:40 – 10:30
||8:40 – 9:30
Exact times may vary.
Refreshments available in the three intervals. Fingerfood served in the foyer (chef Serkan Tunca) is included in the admission price (available in the two short intervals).
Please reserve a meal if desired at Kulisse or Conviva (during the long interval). Price range: 15 to 20 Euro (drinks not included, limited offer).