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An international coproduction at the German State Theatre Timisoara

23 April 2017

The German State Theatre Timisoara (GSTT) is preparing a coproduction with the National Theatre Luxembourg, Heidelberg Theatre, Ruhrfestspiele Recklinghausen and TART Production Stuttgart. The show “Antigone” by Bertolt Brecht, directed by Bernhard M. Eusterschulte, will premiere
Thursday, the 27th of April 2017, at 19:30 o’clock.
The show has a limited number of performances in Timisoara, namely
Friday, the 28th of April 2017, at 19:30 and
Tuesday, the 2nd of May 2017, at 19:30.
The performances will take place in the Hall of the German Theatre and feature subtitles in Romanian.
Directing, set design and costumes are signed by Bernhard M. Eusterschulte. Live sound-design is assured by Roderik Vanderstraeten and the dramaturgy by Jürgen Popig.
Evolving in the title role is actress Oana Vidoni, on stage she is accompanied by actors Olga Török, Nickel Bösenberg, Pascale Noe Adam, Steffen Gangloff, Germain Wagner and Dana Borteanu.
In June of 2017, the production will be presented within the Ruhrfestspiele Festival in Recklinghausen (Germany).
Bernhard M. Eusterschulte was born in 1962 in Beckum, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. He studied theatrology, philosophy and German studies at the Ludwig-Maximilians University in Munich. He attended courses at the Academy of Fine Arts in Munich, with Prof. Ben Willikens. In 1999, along with Johanna Niedermüller he founded the house of theatre productions TART Production. Since 2005 he has been working as a freelance director, set designer and playwright in Stuttgart.
In Sophocles’ tragedy, Antigone opposes her uncle’s will, Creon, ruler of Thebes. He decrees that the body of the fallen invading enemy Polynices, Antigone’ brother, not be buried according to tradition and with honour, but to remain unburied, food for the birds, to set an example and as punishment.This motive of ancient literature is taken by Bertolt Brecht in 1948, in Switzerland, short after his return from the United States, after the translation by Friedrich Hölderlin. Brecht’s intention was to demonstrate the validity of his theatrical theory and its understanding of history, based on the wirting. For Brecht, Antigone represents the only one of the ancient tragedies that“was not completely suffocated by the inexplicable fatality of a mystical destiny”.

Andreea Andrei – Artistic Consultant
Gabriela Schinderman – Secretary

Photo: Images from the“Antigone” rehearsals. Photographs can be used in mass-media and promotional purposes, including electronic media.

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