VOLKSBÜHNE
Berlin

Photo: Katrin Ribbe

Die Edda
retold by Thorleifur Örn Arnarsson and Mikael Torfason
19./20.04.19
main stage

Drama
Guest performance from Schauspiel Hannover
3h 40min, one break
In German

They're the profound questions that humanity has been pondering for millennia: where does everything around us come from? How is everything connected? Why is the world the way it is? Today science provides answers for many of these questions. And yet, some of those answers seem no less astonishing and unlikely than the ancient myths people at different ends of the world employed to try to provide answers. One of the oldest stories of this kind is the Nordic Edda. Stories of gods and heroes alternate in it, basic truths are formulated in symbolic guises.

In a time when we're searching for orientation everywhere and simultaneously have a deep mistrust of the grand universal narratives and ideologies, old myths take on a very existential meaning in their heterogeneity, their deep inconsistency, their sometimes crude humour. Icelandic theatre makers Thorleifur Örn Arnarsson and Mikael Torfason transpose the Edda into the present day in an excessive and visually dense form.

Thorleifur Örn Arnarsson receives the German Theater Prize THE FAUST 2018 in the category "Director Drama" for his staging of Die Edda.

Cast
With: Johanna Bantzer, Susana Fernandes Genebra, Sarah Franke, Iza Mortag Freund, Philippe Goos, Maximilian Grünewald, Mathias Max Herrmann, Sophie Krauß, Wolf List, Christoph Müller, Hagen Oechel, Andreas Schlager, Live Music: Gabriel Cazes

Director and text version: Thorleifur Örn Arnarsson
Stage design: Wolfgang Menardi
Costumes: Karen Briem
Musical director: Gabriel Cazes
Dramaturgy: Judith Gerstenberg, Johannes Kirsten
Translation: Damiàn Dlaboha

19.04.19, 19:00
* Guest performance
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20.04.19, 18:00
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Photo: Katrin Ribbe

Photo: Katrin Ribbe

Photo: Katrin Ribbe

Photo: Katrin Ribbe

Photo: Katrin Ribbe

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