Drama

Don Carlos

Infante of Spain
A dramatic poem by Friedrich Schiller
Performed in German
We, 11.01.2017
Kleines Haus19:00 - 22:45
Rainer Kühn, Tom Gerber
Photo: Andreas Etter
Kruna Savić, Nils Strunk
Photo: Andreas Etter
Llewellyn Reichman, Stefan Graf
Photo: Andreas Etter
Rainer Kühn
Photo: Andreas Etter
Tom Gerber, Stefan Graf
Photo: Andreas Etter
Kruna Savić
Photo: Andreas Etter
Llewellyn Reichman, Anne Nenzel, Tom Gerber
Photo: Andreas Etter
Monika Kroll, Tom Gerber
Photo: Andreas Etter
Llewellyn Reichman, Stefan Graf
Photo: Andreas Etter
Nils Strunk, Stefan Graf
Photo: Andreas Etter
Tom Gerber
Photo: Andreas Etter
Tom Gerber, Monika Kroll
Photo: Andreas Etter
Stefan Graf, Llewellyn Reichman
Photo: Andreas Etter
Llewellyn Reichman, Kruna Savić
Photo: Andreas Etter
Llewellyn Reichman, Nils Strunk
Photo: Andreas Etter
Nils Strunk, Rainer Kühn
Photo: Andreas Etter
Tom Gerber, Stefan Graf
Photo: Andreas Etter

Family tragedy and political conflict become inextricably intertwined at the Spanish court: Prince Carlos is in love with Elisabeth, a woman who is set to marry his father, King Philip. Carlos’ friend Prosa promises to intervene but in return, asks Carlos to lead the freedom struggle of the Dutch provinces against the Spanish crown – in essence, a rebellion against his own father. Prosa himself manages to infiltrate the power system of the court, advocating his visions of freedom and equality. Ironically, he is then pronounced by the king as “the one” that he so desperately sought in his solitary omnipotence.  Posa becomes increasingly ensnared in a dangerous web of intrigue and inquisition.

Few other works in the dramatic literature so vividly depict the conflict between an individual’s pursuit of happiness and the constraints of his environment, spheres of influence, political responsibility, freedom and power.

After Goethe’s Brussels-based take on the subject (“Egmont!”), the State Theatre now moves to the very centre of Spanish power as penned by Schiller. The unifying element is the Duke of Alba, here in his element amidst all the courtly intrigue and strategic power games, before he makes the acquaintance of Count Egmont in Flanders.

Cast

Director Uwe Eric Laufenberg
Stage Designer Gisbert Jäkel
Costume Designer Marianne Glittenberg
Dramaturgy Sascha Kölzow
Philip II Tom Gerber
Elisabeth of Valois Llewellyn Reichman
Don Carlos Nils Strunk
Marchioness of Mondecar Natalie Lilly Volk
Princess of Eboli Kruna Savić
Marquis de Posa Stefan Graf
Duke of Alba Rainer Kühn
Count of Lerma Maximilian Pulst
Don Raymond of Taxis / a Page Steffen Happel
Domingo Benjamin Krämer-Jenster
The Grand Inquisitor Monika Kroll

Dates

Kleines Haus19:00 - 22:45
Kleines Haus19:00 - 22:45