by Tarjei Vesaas / translated by Hinrich Schmidt-Henkel

German language premiere

Director Frank Heuel
Stage, Costumes Annika Ley
With Julia Goldberg, Konstantin Lindhorst
Lutz Ackermann
Production Management Jennifer Merten
Management Svenja Pauka
Press and Public Relations Claudia Grönemeyer

The novel DIE VÖGEL by Tarjei Vesaas, German by Hinrich Schmidt-Henkel, is published by Guggolz Verlag, Berlin. The performance rights are represented by Rowohlt-Verlag, Hamburg.

Theater that stimulates the imagination and doesn’t need a bombastic set to create atmosphere. Sensitive acting that brings to life the atmospheric language of a great writer. – Dorothea Marcus, WDR5

With the purely digital version, the fringe ensemble was already able to enthuse the audience at the beginning of the year. Now the team is restaging the play for the theater. At the same time, the possibility to watch live online remains. And there remains the fascination for the haunting text, the wonderful translation and the convincing ensemble with Julia Goldberg and Konstantin Lindhorst.

The story is told by the outsider Mattis. He lives in a cabin by the lake with his sister Hege, who runs the household and takes care of him. Mattis is known in the village as Dussel, has retreated into a childlike inner world and feels connected to the nature all around. He is particularly attracted to woodcocks, whose springtime courtship flight he sees as a sign, a promise he cannot decipher.

! Dorothea Marcus reported on the streaming premiere in WDR5 scala: Listen to here her contribution.

Sponsored by: Federal City of Bonn and Ministry of Culture and Science of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia.



Photos: © Tanja Evers