First premiere of the version by Jakob Nolte
In the translation by Susanne Lange
After reading countless knightly novels, an impoverished Junker appoints himself Don Quixote of La Mancha and gives himself the honourable task of defending his fellow men against evil and reviving a new Golden age. He finds a loyal squire in the seemingly naive Sancho Panza and takes him on a journey to impress a simple farm girl alias Dulcinea of Toboso. Their heroic deeds usually end in brutal defeats, which is why Don Quixote soon receives the epithet The Knight from the sad figure. And even with Sancho Panza's dream, who sees himself as the future ruler of an island country, it doesn't really want to become anything. But their imagination remains undefeated: they fail, get up again and continue to fight against windmills.
Miguel de Cervantes is in prison after an eventful life when he begins to write the first part of a novel that marks the dawn of literary modernism in 1605. It is a cover letter against the shackles of reality, because with Don Quixote he invents an excessively creative fantasist, who only acquires identity through his much more pragmatic playmate Sancho Panza. By creating their own reality through their thoughts, they are themselves the world and can't be with each other, but also not without each other. In no time at all, the two of them become famous, which they thematize in the second part themselves, which appeared ten years later. To this day the mad couple has icon status and in this first performance of Jakob Nolte's version they shoulder their (imagined) adventures all by themselves.
12. Oktober 2019
Co-production with Bregenzer Festspiele
Ulrich MatthesDon Quixote
Wolfram KochSancho Panza
30. November 2019 20.00 - 22.30
8. December 2019 19.00 - 21.30
Tickets & prices
Tickets for pupils and students: DT/Kammerspiele 9 € (at the box office only); Box/Saal 8 or 6 € (online available)
26. December 2019 19.00 - 21.30