Old Masters (Alte Meister)

based on the novel by Thomas Bernhard
Director Thom Luz
Stage lighting Thomas Langguth
Dramaturgy David Heiligers
Premiere
14 September 2018, Kammerspiele
Katharina MatzMrs. Reger
Christoph FrankenIrrsigler
Camill JammalIrrsigler
Wolfgang MenardiIrrsigler
Daniele PintaudiAtzbacher
Camill JammalPianos
Daniele PintaudiPianos
der Freitag
Stefan Bock, 15.09.2018
Thom Luz stages Thomas Bernhard’s novel at the Deutsches Theater Berlin as a minimalist ghostly seance [...] Thom Luz stages Thomas Bernhard’s novel at the Deutsches Theater Berlin as a minimalist ghostly seance [...]
Berliner Morgenpost
Katrin Pauly, 16.09.2018
With music and light, with great pleasure in absurd details in a captivating stage setting. It is unquestionably pretty to look at, and at times also funny. Many of Thom Luz’s skills as a theatre magician are on display here. [...] With music and light, with great pleasure in absurd details in a captivating stage setting. It is unquestionably pretty to look at, and at times also funny. Many of Thom Luz’s skills as a theatre magician are on display here. [...]
Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung
Irene Bazinger, 18.09.2018
In Thom Luz’s witty and beautiful staging, Old Masters loses some of its intellectual heft, but gains in dynamic drama and anarchic entertainment. Like a skilful string quartet, the ensemble subtly and emphatically brings the novel into heart-felt motion. And so Thomas Bernhard’s grumpy view of art takes on a whole new dimension: it can be heard with the eyes and seen with the ears. What a pleasure! In Thom Luz’s witty and beautiful staging, Old Masters loses some of its intellectual heft, but gains in dynamic drama and anarchic entertainment. Like a skilful string quartet, the ensemble subtly and emphatically brings the novel into heart-felt motion. And so Thomas Bernhard’s grumpy view of art takes on a whole new dimension: it can be heard with the eyes and seen with the ears. What a pleasure!
Frankfurter Rundschau
Ulrich Seidler, 18.09.2018
Thom Luz brings vim and vigour to Thomas Bernhard’s Old Masters at the Deutsches Theater. [...] Thom Luz brings vim and vigour to Thomas Bernhard’s Old Masters at the Deutsches Theater. [...]
Junge Welt
René Hamann, 20.09.2018
Old Masters is a reminiscence that brings a smile to the face. It makes you want to reread the dusty novels of the great, but infamously cantankerous, Austrian novelist and to ponder on the power of his tirades. That is one of the production’s achievements. The other is that it entertains the audience in a most engaging way with music and a contemporary twist. [...] Old Masters is a reminiscence that brings a smile to the face. It makes you want to reread the dusty novels of the great, but infamously cantankerous, Austrian novelist and to ponder on the power of his tirades. That is one of the production’s achievements. The other is that it entertains the audience in a most engaging way with music and a contemporary twist. [...]

What's on

With English surtitles
by Moritz Rinke
Director: Stephan Kimmig
Deutsches Theater
19.30 - 22.30
PREVIEW
With English surtitles
by Bastian Kraft and the ensemble, based on the fairy tale by Hans Christian Andersen
Director: Bastian Kraft
Kammerspiele
20.00 - 21.45