by Friedrich Schiller

In May, the suspenseful theatrical journey between Schiller’s fiction and the reality of the Federal Republic of Germany is back on the program at the Theater im Ballsaal for four performances: “High performing and staging art” – was the verdict of the Münstersche Zeitung.

Director: Frank Heuel
Dramaturgy: Svenja Pauka, René Reinhardt
Stage and costumes: Annika Ley
Film: René Reinhardt
With: Justine Hauer, David Fischer, Manuel Klein, Andreas Meidinger, Harald Redmer

Premiere: Thu 17 September 09 | 20.00 in the theaterimballsaal in Bonn

Production: fringe ensemble/phoenix5 in collaboration with Filmwerkstatt Münster. A co-production with theaterimballsaal (Bonn), Schaubühne Lindenfels (Leipzig), Forum Freies Theater (Düsseldorf) and Theater im Pumpenhaus (Münster).

n Schiller’s drama is about loyalty and betrayal, about freedom within and outside society, about love and lost love. In the stories from their lives that people between Bonn and Leipzig have told the ensemble, these themes play a role again in completely different contexts. Frank Heuel assembles the drama with the stories of an innkeeper, a forester, a former frontiersman, a beekeeper, a prostitute, an asparagus farmer and a baker and creates a tense theatrical journey between Schiller’s fiction and the reality of the Federal Republic.

The material was collected by the actors, who went on a research trip before rehearsals began, accompanied by the director and a film team – from West to East, from Bonn to Leipzig. With DIE RÄUBER, Frank Heuel and his ensemble bring together and continue their work with semi-documentary theater forms, with dramatic material beyond a classical character psychology and the use of other media – a journey through fiction and reality.

A production of Räuber GbR/fringe ensemble/phoenix5. Supported by: City of Münster, Minister President of North Rhine-Westphalia, Federal City of Bonn, Fonds Darstellende Künste e.V., NRW Landesbüro Freie Kultur, Kulturstiftung Matrong, Kulturstiftung des Freistaates Sachsen and City of Leipzig.