Musical after the fragment by Georg Büchner
Songs and lyrics by Tom Waits & Kathleen Brennan
Concept by Robert Wilson
Libretto by Ann-Christin Rommen & Wolfgang Wiens
Woyzeck is in love with Marie, but he doesn’t have a lot to offer. To make a little bit of money, he takes every job he can get. He agrees to be subjected to medical experiments and becomes a pawn in the hands of those in power.
His deteriorates, both physically and psychologically, his only anchor is his love for Marie. But she is more interested in the Drum Major, who might facilitate her rise in society and provide a life devoid of worries. Woyzeck loses hope in justice. Tortured, humiliated, and rejected by society, he succumbs to the little voices in his head that order him to kill Marie.
Georg Büchner's fragment of social criticism examines the toil of existence itself and the abysmal depths of humanity. Tom Waits and Kathleen Brennan have joined director Robert Wilson to turn Büchner’s work into a creepy-cosy musical that dives deep into the characters’ souls.
1 Stunden 30 Minuten
14 or older / 9th grade
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Director: Wolf E. Rahlfs
Musical director: Oliver Taupp
Choreography: Nigel Watson
Stage & costume design: Franziska Smolarek
Video: Tommi Brem
Lighting design: Tilo Schwarz
Musicians: Mario Fadani, Jutta Fischer, Sebastian Nagler, Holger Nesweda, Dirik Schilgen, Oliver Taupp