Burgtheater Vienna – Schedule, Program & Tickets

Burgtheater

After the Comédie Francaise, the Burgtheater in Vienna is Europe’s second-oldest theatre. Today, the Burgtheater, originally known as the K. K. Hoftheater nächst der Burg, complete with its three affiliated venues – the Akademietheater, Kasino and Vestibül – and a permanent ensemble of more than 80 actors and actresses, is one of Europe’s largest theatres and plays a seminal role in the German-speaking theatrical world. Every season, the Burgtheater and its affiliated venues welcome approximately 400,000 theatre-goers to some 800 performances.
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Sa 19:30
Der Menschenfeind

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Alceste despises the society around him for their hypocrisy and superficiality. His ideal is unconditional sincerity and truthfulness. He fanatically tries to convert those around him. Alceste's refusal to adapt to society's rules and behave diplomatically leads to bitter experiences. Since he does not praise the poet Oronte, but rather radically criticizes him, he makes an enemy of him. Alceste loses the trial brought by Oronte because he refuses to bribe the judges. He ignores the well-intentioned advice of his loyal friend Philinte.
Herbert Fritsch approaches this community of the dead cautiously, full of tenderness. He doesn't want to talk about the dead anecdotally, but - who would have thought - funny.
MARIA STUART is a political thriller, a historical exaggeration, a passionate examination of the questions that plagued Schiller throughout his life: What is freedom? How does politics work? And how can theater immunize against the deadly virus of power?
Inès, Estelle and Garcin only have guesses as to why they ended up in this hell together: an interior space without windows and mirrors. Walled in as high as a tower, only occasionally visited by a quirky waiter. an outside? Doesn't exist here. Even the eyelids are paralyzed; the place threatens to be awake all the time, without the redeeming "black flashes" of blinking. Why were these three people, who never met in life, crammed together here? What guilt brought her here? Are they already holding the torture instruments for the others without knowing it?
bodies, all words. More, more and more. More money, more sex. More pain, more pleasure, more forgetting. Standstill is death. This is us. And Faust is one of us. After generations of readers praised him as the energetic Titan who casts off the shackles of faith, tradition and nature and at the same time takes the world into his own hands with his destiny, we now recognize that Faust has lost his way - and we with him .
Herbert Fritsch approaches this community of the dead cautiously, full of tenderness. He doesn't want to talk about the dead anecdotally, but - who would have thought - funny.