The Misanthrope (Der Menschenfeind)

by Molière
Director Anne Lenk
Stage design Florian Lösche
Light Matthias Vogel
Dramaturgy Sonja Anders
Premiere
29 March 2019, Deutsches Theater
Ulrich MatthesAlceste
Manuel HarderPhilinte
Franziska MachensCélimène
Lisa HrdinaÉliante
Judith HofmannArsinoé
Timo WeisschnurOronte
Jeremy MockridgeAcaste
Elias ArensClitandre
Alceste
Philinte
Célimène
Éliante
Arsinoé
Clitandre
New York Times
A. J. Goldmann, 13.12.2019
Ulrich Matthes leads a strong cast as the cantankerous, rude and generally unpleasant Alceste, who despises the hypocrisy of polite society.

[...]
With its brooding and moral indignation, Matthes’s interpretation has a touch of Hamlet in it, which helps make this “Misanthrope” the weightier — and more German — of Berlin’s two current Molière offerings. Lenk’s sure-footed direction is drier and wrier than Fritsch’s.

Molière’s sparkling wit still comes through beautifully, but Lenk resists succumbing to silliness the way Fritsch does [...]

Lenk makes clear the moral stakes of Alceste’s behavior and never lets us lose sight of the consequences of his intransigence;


Ulrich Matthes leads a strong cast as the cantankerous, rude and generally unpleasant Alceste, who despises the hypocrisy of polite society.

[...]
With its brooding and moral indignation, Matthes’s interpretation has a touch of Hamlet in it, which helps make this “Misanthrope” the weightier — and more German — of Berlin’s two current Molière offerings. Lenk’s sure-footed direction is drier and wrier than Fritsch’s.

Molière’s sparkling wit still comes through beautifully, but Lenk resists succumbing to silliness the way Fritsch does [...]

Lenk makes clear the moral stakes of Alceste’s behavior and never lets us lose sight of the consequences of his intransigence;


What's on

With English surtitles
by Lucy Kirkwood
Director: Jette Steckel
Deutsches Theater
20.00 - 22.40
Performance changed
based on the graphic novel by Liv Strömquist
Director: Katharina Bill
Today we are showing In the Hall of Mirrors (Im Spiegelsaal) based on the graphic novel by Liv Strömquist as a replacement for the performance Das Augenlid ist ein Muskel by Alexander Stutz, which unfortunately has to be cancelled due to illness. Tickets already purchased remain valid for In the Hall of Mirrors or can be exchanged or returned at the theatre box office within 14 days.
Box
20.00 - 21.30
With English surtitles
after William Shakespeare
Director: Bastian Kraft
Kammerspiele
20.30 - 22.10