after the novel by Thomas Mann

Direction Bastian Kraft / Stage Design Peter Baur / Costume and Wardrobe Sabin Fleck / Sound Arthur Fussy / Video Jonas Link
Cast Claudius Körber, Jean-Pierre Cornu, Susanne-Marie Wrage, Edmund Telgenkämper, Henrike Johanna Jörissen, Daniel Strässer, Lena Schwarz, Matthias Neukirch, Benito Bause, Milian Zerzawy, Aurel Kuthy / Simon Benedikt

Hanno Claudius Körber
Konsul Jean-Pierre Cornu
Konsulin Susanne-Marie Wrage
Thomas Edmund Telgenkämper
Tony Henrike Johanna Jörissen
Christian Daniel Strässer
Gerda Lena Schwarz
Grünlich / Permaneder Matthias Neukirch
Morten Benito Bause
Anton / Kesselmeyer / von Throta Milian Zerzawy
junger Hanno Aurel Kuthy / Simon Benedikt
Direction Bastian Kraft
Stage Design Peter Baur
Costume and Wardrobe Sabin Fleck
Sound Arthur Fussy
Video Jonas Link
Lighting Gerhard Patzelt
Literary Manager Karolin Trachte
Assistant Director Maximilian Enderle
Assistant Stage Designer Selina Puorger
Assistant Costume Designer Tiziana Angela Ramsauer
Internship Direction Baldouin Bee
Prompter Katja Weppler
Stage Management Dagmar Renfer
Thomas Mann’s story of the Buddenbrooks, a merchant family, describes the decline of a bourgeois world in which commercial virtues, marrying well, and an impeccable family history are given precedence over the happiness of the individual. In the generation of siblings Thomas, Tony and Christian, the Buddenbrooks’ commercial and family fortunes gradually dwindle, culminating in the death of Hanno, the last possible son and heir. As “links in a chain,” the Buddenbrooks are subject to familial and economic constraints, fear of failure and excessive pressure. At the same time, the novel heralds far greater cultural and social upheavals, which involve the renegotiation of seemingly immutable, unilateral privileges. Initially conceived as a novella by Thomas Mann, the novel grew into the monumental family saga for which he would later be awarded the Nobel Prize. Bastian Kraft, who most recently directed “Homo faber” at the Schauspielhaus, is now bringing his own version of this seminal novel to the stage.


Th, 23 Nov 20:0023:15 Tickets Einführung um 19:15; Migros-Abo; with English surtitles
Mo, 27 Nov 20:0023:15 Tickets Einführung um 19:15
Mo, 11 Dec 20:0023:15 Tickets
Th, 21 Dec 20:0023:15 Tickets Donnerstag Abo A
Fr, 29 Dec 20:0023:15 Tickets Carte Blanche
Fr, 05 Jan 20:0023:15 Tickets

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