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Twelfth Night
By William Shakespeare
Performed in German
Fr, 01.02.2019
Kleines Haus19:30
Shakespeare's "Twelfth Night" is a tale of pleasure and suffering, a piece about the uncertainties of love and the constant ebb and flow of human emotions. The fictional kingdom of Illyria sets the scene for a society of chronically suffering lovers who are as much intoxicated with wine and as they are with love, music and dancing. It is a world where idleness is at the order of the day and indulgence is worth much more than modesty. Yet, gloom and doom looms over the land since its ruler, Duke Orsino, has fallen unhappily in love with Countess Olivia. His unfulfilled longing effectively paralyses everyone.

It is only when Viola is shipwrecked on the coast of Illyria that the lethargic society comes into motion again. Viola, who, for her own protection, has disguised herself as a man, enters the service of Duke Orsino. As the Duke's messenger of love, she seduces the Countess with her androgynous charm, but at the same time manages to create great confusion in the emotional lives of Orsino and his party-hungry court community. In this tumultuous cosmos of deception and disappointment, lost opportunities and upset lives, it soon becomes very difficult to tell the difference between man and woman, disguise and play, reality or make-believe.


Director Ulrike Arnold
Stage Designer Bartholomäus Martin Kleppek
Costume Designer Anne Buffetrille
Musical arrangements Andrej Agranovski
Nils Strunk
Dramaturgy Anika Bárdos
Duke Orsino Matze Vogel
Viola Lina Habicht
Sir Toby Belch Michael Birnbaum
Sir Andrew Aguecheek Tobias Lutze
Olivia Llewellyn Reichman
Maria Meriam Abbas
Malvolio Rainer Kühn
Sebastian Linus Schütz
Sea Captain / Antonio Thomas Jansen
Jester Andrej Agranovski


PremiereKleines Haus19:30
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