after the story by Georg Büchner

Direction Werner Düggelin / Set Designer Raimund Bauer / Costume Designer Sabrina Bosshard
Cast André Jung, Jan Bluthardt, Jirka Zett

Erzähler André Jung
Lenz Jan Bluthardt
Oberlin Jirka Zett
Direction Werner Düggelin
Set Designer Raimund Bauer
Costume Designer Sabrina Bosshard
Lighting Designer Markus Keusch
Dramaturg Karolin Trachte
Musikalische Beratung Yves Binet
Assistant Director Manon Pfrunder
Assistant Stage Designer Marie Hartung
Souffleuse Rita von Horváth
Stage Manager Ralf Fuhrmann
A young man is hiking in the mountains. He is assailed by the fog, cold and damp. Between a dream-like state and wakefulness, time and space begin to dissolve. Great fear overcomes him. And yet – when he later says to a dead child, “Stand up and walk,” it is not sheer madness that makes him believe it will happen, but his absolute faith. He believes in the same way as he once loved. Published posthumously as the novella “Lenz,” Georg Büchner based this fragment on a report by the social reformer and priest Johann Friedrich Oberlin, in whose house Jakob Michael Reinhold Lenz (1751–1792), who was already well-known as a Sturm und Drang author at the time, lived for a certain period.
With this adaptation, Swiss director Werner Düggelin, who staged his first play at the Schauspielhaus in 1956, will be showing his 55th production. He most recently staged “Happy Days” by Samuel Beckett and “Texts by Jacques Brel” at the Schiffbau.

Staging insight, 12 September, meeting point at Schiffbau/Foyer, 7.00–8.30 p.m.
Special introduction with Peter von Matt, 19 September, Schiffbau/Matchbox, 7.30 p.m.
"Talk about theatre" with „Lenz“ & „Endstation Sehnsucht“, 29. Oktober, Schiffbau/Foyer, 7.00-8.30 p.m.


We , 05 Jun 20:15 21:15 Tickets Re-run
Sa , 15 Jun 20:15 21:15 Tickets
Su , 16 Jun 20:15 21:15 Tickets Final performances
Th , 20 Jun 20:15 21:15 Tickets Final performances
Su , 23 Jun 19:15 20:15 Tickets Last performance

Supported by the LUMA Foundation

  • Stadt Zurich
  • Swiss Re
  • Zürcher Kantonalbank
  • Migros