There is turmoil in heaven. Internal discussions about possible mistakes made during the creation of the world have finally prompted the gods to subject their work to scrutiny. Three delegates are charged with a review of the earth’s condition.
Towards the end of his life, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe looked back at more than fifty years of exploration of the story of Faust: From the 1770s to shortly before his death in 1832, he worked on this material, which he first came across in the form of a puppet show as a young boy and which would dominate his life as an author. “Faust I” directed by Enrico Lübbe is a production on the Main Stage, continuing the Leipzig work with choirs.
Schauspiel Leipzig gives non-German-speaking citizens and guests the chance to experience a play with live translation into another language. On request, Schauspiel Leipzig is happy to provide English-language guided theatre tours.
Forty years after the film “The Man who fell to Earth”, David Bowie planned to dedicate a new project to Thomas Jerome Newton: a sequel to the story in the form of a musical. He outlined a vision of Newton, ageless and unable to die, drinking gin, devouring synthetic sweets and watching television. Around him, real and imaginary figures perform scenes from Newton’s past, turning the present into an enigmatic and confusing “fever dream”.