Der zerbrochne Krug

The Broken Jug
By Heinrich von Kleist
Performed in German

The next time someone declares the Germans humourless, one can always counter with Heinrich von Kleist's "Der Zerbrochnem Krug", a German comedy par excellence. "The Broken Jug" mocks the failings of human nature and the judicial system in a forgiving way. While a village judge prosecuting a crime he actually committed himself certainly makes for hilarious entertainment, the play actually also negotiates a very serious matter. After all, the judge's nocturnal visit to Eva was certainly not only platonically motivated. After playing a small supporting role in the same play 17 years ago, Michael Birnbaum now takes on the role of Judge Adam in this new production by Uwe Eric Laufenberg.


Director Uwe Eric Laufenberg
Stage & Costume Design Rolf Glittenberg


PremiereKleines Haus19:30