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(c) Julian Baumann

With “Dionysos Stadt Open Air”, Christopher Rüping’s highly acclaimed and multi-award-winning production for the Münchner Kammerspiele will be specially adapted for the Sommerbau. A theatrical marathon lasting almost ten hours, it spans the arc of history of gods, heroes and humans from Zeus and Prometheus, via Achilles, Helen of Troy, Cassandra and Electra to the present day (including Zinédine Zidane). The Greeks, who are not quite so ancient in Rüping’s version, no longer want to be the victims of fate, determined by the external forces that constantly and inevitably affect them. They begin to challenge the gods and the mythical world, and start wrangling, even though initially every outcome appears to be the wrong one, fraught with guilt and fatal. Humans today have different problems, don’t they? But the world’s first democracy, which came into being in Athens in the 5th century B.C., dealt with these issues at the theatre, which was both a popular celebration and people’s assembly in one: a cult of collective emancipation. Athenian audiences of the time made ancient stories their own in tragedies, comedies and satyr plays, bringing these to life and making them surmountable. Now “Dionysos Stadt Open Air” contemporises the characters, texts and political circumstances of Greek drama and approaches the questions and conflicts of ancient times from a present-day perspective.

Language: German and Arabic with German surtitles
Duration: 9,5 hours, three pauses
World premiere of the Frankfurt version

During the whole day at “Dionysos Stadt Open Air” we have different sufficient food offerings (not included in the admission price). But you are also welcome to bring your own snacks!

Admission ends 15 minutes before the beginning of the performance.

The price is per lodge. At the time of booking, the two double seats must be booked separately.

It
is compulsory to wear a medical mouth and nose protection on the entire premises, except at your own seat or in separately designated areas. The contact details for the prescribed follow-up in the Covid-19 case are collected at the venue. A daily negative corona test is recommended.

More information on hygiene, ticketing and gastronomy at Sommerbau-Service

If the weather is good, please remember to bring sun cream and a hat.