The Rider on the White Horse

Theater Bremen, Germany

Saturday 23. 5. 2020

20:30

Brno City Theatre – Music Theatre

Genre: Drama, Foreign

Length of performance: 2 hours 30 min with an interval

A novella by the great narrator of German realism Theodor Storm, portrayed in a dreamy, pictorial and almost frighteningly beautiful production about the search for harmony between human reason and the natural forces that transcend it, about love, pride and hope. A cruelly poetic contribution by Bremen director Aliza Zandwijk to the climate change debate.

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A novella by the great narrator of German realism Theodor Storm, portrayed in a dreamy, pictorial and almost frighteningly beautiful production about the search for harmony between human reason and the natural forces that transcend it, about love, pride and hope. A cruelly poetic contribution by Bremen director Aliza Zandwijk to the climate change debate.

 

A novella by the great narrator of German realism Theodor Storm, portrayed in a dreamy, pictorial and almost frighteningly beautiful production about the search for harmony between human reason and the natural forces that transcend it, about love, pride and hope. A cruelly poetic contribution by Bremen director Aliza Zandwijk to the climate change debate.

Already as a small boy, Hauke Haien was interested in physics and particularly in the behaviour of sea waves. Over the years, thanks to his knowledge, abilities and advanced technical solutions, he worked his way up from being a poor eccentric to the head inspector of dikes. The peak of his career was still to come, though. With his beloved wife and co-worker Elke, despite the conservative voices of the locals and their superstitions, he managed to push through the construction of a new dike without pulling down the old one. His work is almost complete. So there is no need to be afraid of an unusually strong storm that is rushing towards the East Frisian coast. Unless…! The production, whose impressive set was created from a public collection of plastics announced by Theater Bremen, is accompanied live by the multi-instrumentalist Maartje Teussink.

 

“For the third time in a row – after Brecht´s The Good Person of Szechwan and Hauptmann´s The Rats – Alize Zandwijk celebrates a triumph with a large production on the stage of Theater am Goetheplatz.  Again she has managed to create a concentrated drama which gives careful weight to every word, every look, every gesture.”

Hendrik Werner, Weser Kurier, 9. 10. 2018

 

“For several weeks, the Bremen theatre collected various plastics from which Thomas Rupert subsequently created the set. Now there is a heap of it rustling on the stage. It is supposed to be the North Sea, and to remind us all of the horrible things we do to the oceans. When the wind blows on the garbage, large horses created from thin plastic bags grow out of it. The whole thing is incredibly impressive and one does not know whether to think of ghosts or the photos of dying animals one sees in the news.”

Jan-Paul Koopmann, Nachtkritik, 7. 10. 2018

 

“The bottom line: In any case it’s a great evening out at the theatre which one should not miss.” 

Christine Gorny, Bremen Zwei, 8. 10. 2018

Author: Theodor Fontane

Dramatization: John von Düffel

Direction: Alize Zandwijk

Dramaturgy: Marianne Seidler

Stage design: Thomas Rupert

Costumes: Sophie Klenk-Wulff

Masks: Nadine Geyersbach

Music: Maartje Teussink

Cast: Alexander Swoboda, Nadine Geyersbach, Benno Ifland, Martin Baum, Stephanie Schadeweg, Guido Gallmann, Bastian Hagen, Gabriele Möller-Lukasz, Irene Kleinschmidt, Susanne Schrader, Benno Ifland, Maartje Teussink

Discounts valid at National Theatre Brno can be applied when purchasing tickets. The discount for senior citizens and handicapped persons is -50 %, and the discount for students is -30 %. Discounts are not cumulative.