After the novel by Michail Bulgakov

Direction and Stage Design Alvis Hermanis / Costume and Wardrobe Kristīne Jurjāne
Cast Robert Hunger-Bühler, Claudius Körber, Fritz Fenne, Vera Flück, Klaus Brömmelmeier, Sophie Bock, Chantal Dubs, Monika Rusconi, Ulrich Panning

Professor Filippowitsch Robert Hunger-Bühler
Dr. Bormenthal, sein Assistent Claudius Körber
Lumpikow Fritz Fenne
Darja, ein Hausmädchen Vera Flück
Schwonder Klaus Brömmelmeier
Wjasemskaja Sophie Bock
Wasnezowa Chantal Dubs
Patientin Monika Rusconi
Patient Ulrich Panning
Direction and Stage Design Alvis Hermanis
Costume and Wardrobe Kristīne Jurjāne
Lighting Gerhard Patzelt
Literary Manager Gwendolyne Melchinger
Assistant Director Maximilian Enderle
Assistant Stage Designer Jean-Marc Desbonnets, Simon Sramek
Assistant Costume Designer Tiziana Angela Ramsauer
Internship Direction Raquel Forster
Internship Stage Design Camille Spiller
Prompter Katja Weppler
Stage Management Dagmar Renfer
Filipp Filippovich, who specialises in rejuvenation surgery, is risking a novel experiment: he intends to operate on a dog to turn it into a human being. A street dog, as well as the organs of a recently deceased male drunkard, are to serve as test objects for the successful Moscow doctor and scientist. Together with his assistant, Bormenthal, he succeeds in transforming the dog into a human being – and Lumpi becomes Lumpikov. Delighted, the medical community sing their own praises. However, the prototype of a new future has unexpected consequences, and ultimately gets out of hand… Linguistic artist Michail Bulgakov’s 1925 novel, “Heart of a Dog,” censored due to its allegedly counterrevolutionary tendencies, is an absurdly grotesque story about a fantastical laboratory experiment that culminates in a battle between the creator and his creature – in the genre of Goethe’s “Faust” and Mary Shelley’s “Frankenstein.”


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