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Foto: Katrin Ribbe
The image shows: Sven Lehmann, Horst Lebinsky, Barbara Schnitzler (Mrs. Hassenreuter), Constanze Becker (Mrs. John)
Foto: Katrin Ribbe
The image shows: Constanze Becker (Mrs. John)
Foto: Katrin Ribbe
The image shows: Constanze Becker (Mrs. John), Regine Zimmermann (Pauline Piperkarcka)
Foto: Katrin Ribbe
The image shows: Constanze Becker (Mrs. John), Regine Zimmermann (Pauline Piperkarcka)
Foto: Katrin Ribbe
The image shows: Horst Lebinsky, Sven Lehmann, Barbara Schnitzler (Mrs. Hassenreuter), Constanze Becker (Mrs. John)
Foto: Katrin Ribbe
The image shows: Constanze Becker (Mrs. John), Regine Zimmermann (Pauline Piperkarcka)
Foto: Katrin Ribbe
The image shows: Horst Lebinsky, Sven Lehmann, Barbara Schnitzler (Mrs. Hassenreuter), Lotte Ohm (Walburga, their daughter), Constanze Becker (Mrs. John)
Foto: Katrin Ribbe
The image shows: Sven Lehmann, Constanze Becker (Mrs. John)
Foto: Katrin Ribbe
The image shows: Sven Lehmann, Constanze Becker (Mrs. John)
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The Rats (Die Ratten)

by Gerhart Hauptmann

Set in Berlin, 'The Rats' begins with a personal state of emergency: Heavily pregnant servant girl Pauline Pipercarcka seeks refuge in the attic which theatre manager Harro Hassenreuter uses as a props room. Here Pauline hopes to secretly give birth – with Mrs. John’s assistance. But nothing goes according to plan. The place is soon swarming with people who crawl out of the woodwork and band together – just like rats. And Mrs. John is one of them. She plans to keep Pauline’s baby and pass it off as her own – to replace the child she lost and save her marriage. When Pauline regrets her decision to sell the baby and wants it back, Mrs. John panics. Her desperate actions trigger a series of events in which several characters come to a tragic end.
Written over the course of 24 years, 'The Rats' is Gerhart Hauptmann’s great tragicomedy about Berlin, about theatre and – above all – about people in desperate need.
 Premiere 
October 6, 2007
Director Michael Thalheimer
Set Olaf Altmann
Costumes Michaela Barth
Music Bert Wrede

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Helmut Mooshammer (Harro Hassenreuter), Barbara Schnitzler (Mrs. Hassenreuter), Lotte Ohm (Walburga, their daughter), Mathis Reinhardt (Erich Spitta), Isabel Schosnig (Alice Rütterbusch), Constanze Becker (Mrs. John), Niklas Korth / Mirco Kreibich (Bruno Mechelke), Regine Zimmermann (Pauline Piperkarcka), Katrin Klein (Sidonie Knobbe), Henrike Johanna Jörissen (Selma), Michael Benthin (Quaquaro)

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