WOYZECK / PERFORMED BY THE REINHARDT SEMINAR
Florian Thiel directs Georg Büchner
Performance | Play | Adults
“Every human being is a bottomless pit” – Woyzeck, a soldier plagued by poverty and hallucinations, has a child with his girlfriend Marie. They have little pleasure in their lives. Woyzeck has to endure repeated humiliation at the hands of his superiors. Marie, meanwhile, is trying to free herself from their stifling relationship and the oppressive strictures of society. The situation escalates, and Woyzeck turns to violence. Büchner’s unfinished stage play, written in 1836, has a timeless political relevance. This interpretation is both grimly macabre and magical at the same time.
Stepping into the spotlight as our next generation of theatrical talent are students from the Max Reinhardt Seminar at the University of Music and Performing Arts, Vienna. Students from various disciplines – production, acting and directing – all get to demonstrate their artistic visions.
In this series of productions, students from the Seminar’s course in theatrical direction stage a selection of their dissertation projects. The series, which is presented in collaboration with MuTh, was launched last season with a highly successful production of Thomas Bernhard’s “Ritter, Dene, Voss”.
With MuTh as a performance venue, the famous Max Reinhardt Seminar is moving its focus closer to the city. The ensemble bring with them fresh thinking and a new energy – so the MuTh audience can expect a foretaste of the theatre of tomorrow!