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After the novel by Michail Bulgakov

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.”

With Robert Hunger-Bühler, Claudius Körber, Fritz Fenne, Vera Flück, Klaus Brömmelmeier, Sophie Bock, Chantal Dubs, Monika Rusconi, Ulrich Panning
Direction and Stage Design
Alvis Hermanis
Costume Designer
Kristīne Jurjāne
Lighting Designer
Gerhard Patzelt
Gwendolyne Melchinger
Assistant Director
Maximilian Enderle
Assistant Stage Designer
Jean-Marc Desbonnets, Simon Sramek
Assistant Costume Designer
Tiziana Angela Ramsauer
Internship Stage Design
Camille Spiller
Katja Weppler
Stage Manager
Dagmar Renfer
Internship Direction
Raquel Forster

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