Faust Ⅰ & Ⅱ

©Zoé Aubry

By: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Staging: Nicolas Stemann

It is our great wish: we would like to play Nicolas Stemann’s Faust production as a marathon again. We are currently looking into how this could be done – advance booking would start on 10 September.

This Faust has travelled far. It is one of the most important works of the two artistic directors of Schauspielhaus Zürich and was invited to the Berlin-based Theatertreffen festival in 2012. The magazine Theater Heute voted it production of the year, Benjamin von Blomberg was distinguished as dramaturge of the year, and Sebastian Rudolph was voted actor of the year. The jury for the 3sat prize at Theatertreffen explained their decision as follows: “Nobody has ever seen a production of Faust Ⅰ & Ⅱ like this one by Nicolas Stemann. His production itself is a Faustian event, a musing and exploration of what holds this drama together at the deepest level, and what it has to offer – for us today.” The fact that Faust appears as a contemporary today is unsettling, but this is the present that Goethe is talking about: a liberated society of radical individualists who are incapable of engaging in a community or collective forms of work. And the devil whispers in their years: be your own benchmark! This production, now enriched by a few extra years and experiences, will now be shown in Zurich at last in a new version at the Schauspielhaus.

With Friederike Harmsen, Sachiko Hara, Philipp Hochmair, Thomas Kürstner, Felix Loycke, Burkhard Niggemeier, Michael Neuenschwander, Karin Pfammatter, Sebastian Rudolph, Sebastian Vogel, Patrycia Ziolkowska, Andy Zondag, Sven Kaiser
Nicolas Stemann
Set Design
Thomas Dreissigacker, Nicolas Stemann
Marysol del Castillo
Thomas Kürstner, Sebastian Vogel, Burkhard Niggemeier, Sven Kaiser
Claudia Lehmann, Eike Zuleeg
Benjamin von Blomberg
Paulus  Vogt
Doll maker
Felix Loycke, Florian Loycke

Transferring from Thalia Theater Hamburg.
A Coproduction with Salzburger Festspiele.
Supported by Zürcher Kantonalbank.

  • 8 hours 15 minutes, incl. 3 breaks
  • Zürich-Premiere: 14. September 2019
  • Pfauen
  • Age 16 and above
  • 🛈 Faust I: From 14:00 to 17:10, without break
    From 17:15 to 18:15 - long break
    Faust II: From 18:15 to 22:15.
    Incl. 2 breaks for 25 minutes
Sunday 01.11. 14:00 - 22:15 Pfauen
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