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Der Mann des Rechts: Ludwig Marum

Documentary theatre by Hajo Kurzenberger

First performance with ensemble members of evening programme and youth theatre.

‘Never forget him!’ is the message his wife called out to the grieving guests at Marum’s funeral in 1934. 3,000 citizens of Karlsruhe came to pay their last respects, despite the Nazis having prohibited the publication of the date. Just one year earlier, thousands had derided Ludwig Marum and seven other Baden politicians, as they were paraded through Karlsruhe to be deported to the newly established concentration camp Kizlau.

The combative jurist and politician, who had been an early opponent of the emerging fascism, had been a target of the NSDAP from the beginning, for he was a Jew and a social democrat. His letters sent from the concentration camp show him as a caring father and loving husband, but also as a firm believer in the law.

This is a production of a piece of local history with trans-regional relevance. Hajo Kurzenberger takes historical documents to manifest it on stage.


Age recommendation
14 years or older

first performance


With members of the ensemble


In Kooperation mit dem

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Premiere Mit Einführung Nachgespräch im Anschluss

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Cast

Director: Petra Jenni

Stage design: Tilo Schwarz

Mit: Alexander Braun, Michaela Finkbeiner, Nadine Pape, Lukas Maria Redemann

Next performances


Fri, 15/03/2024
07.30 pm
Bruchsal
Stadttheater, Hexagon
07.30 pm | Stadttheater, Hexagon
Premiere Mit Einführung
Fri, 22/03/2024
07.30 pm
Bruchsal
Stadttheater, Hexagon
07.30 pm | Stadttheater, Hexagon
Mit Einführung Nachgespräch im Anschluss
Sat, 23/03/2024
07.30 pm
Bruchsal
Stadttheater, Hexagon
07.30 pm | Stadttheater, Hexagon
Mit Einführung
Sat, 06/04/2024
07.30 pm
Bruchsal
Stadttheater, Hexagon
07.30 pm | Stadttheater, Hexagon
Mit Einführung Nachgespräch im Anschluss
Sun, 28/04/2024
07.30 pm
Bruchsal
Stadttheater, Hexagon
07.30 pm | Stadttheater, Hexagon
Mit Einführung
Sat, 25/05/2024
07.30 pm
Bruchsal
Stadttheater, Hexagon
07.30 pm | Stadttheater, Hexagon
Mit Einführung

The humiliating public deportation of leading social democrats in an open truck becomes the unsettling apogee of the production, when the mid-19th-century tune "To wander is the miller’s delight" is chanted as a song of sneer.

Sibylle Orgeldinger / Bruchsaler Rundschau

18.03.2024

The actors delicately deconstruct historic fact. Director Petra Jenni is interested in people and their motivations. - She lets history and the texts talk. Which is a lot in times when a lack of history is becoming fashionable again.

Elisabeth Maier / Theater der Zeit

20.03.2024

Four young people embark on a journey to find out who Ludwig Marum was. Following letters, contemporary witness reports, and documents, they slowly draw nearer to his faith. The audience is pulled into the private life of Johanna and Ludwig, experiencing the existential threat the family was facing.

epd / Die Rheinpfalz

27.03.2024