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Nora

A thriller 
By Sivan Ben Yishai, Henrik Ibsen, Gerhild Steinbuch, Ivna Žic 

 Schauspielhaus
 World premiere
 Premiere: 7.10.2022
 2 hours 10 minutes
 German with English surtitles
 Strobe Effect
 Thu-Sat: 15-45€, Sun-Wed: 10-40€, under 30 years each seat category: 10€
 Schauspielhaus
 World premiere
 Premiere: 7.10.2022
 2 hours 10 minutes
 German with English surtitles
 Strobe Effect
 Thu-Sat: 15-45€, Sun-Wed: 10-40€, under 30 years each seat category: 10€

How does family work? — A frighteningly topical classic. 

Nora has done it. She only has to pay back the final instalment of the loan she took out on a pretext and without her husband Torvald’s knowledge to fund his vital sabbatical. But shortly before she reaches this goal, 72 hours before Christmas, Nora encounters difficulties and all the assumptions about their relationship are put to the test. She is soon facing some drastic decisions.

Ibsen’s theatrical thriller has repeatedly inspired great artists such as Elfriede Jelinek and Rainer Werner Fassbinder to grapple with it. Now three female playwrights, Sivan Ben Yishai, Gerhild Steinbuch and Ivna Žic, are intervening in the play, questioning the iconic Nora anew for our own time.

Invited to Berliner Theatertreffen 2023

  • Assistant Director Hannah Waldow
  • Assistent Stage Designer Marlene Pieroth, Katharina Quandt
  • Assistant Costume Designer Maja Lipinski
  • Make-up Sofie Reindl-Grüger, Marisa Schleimer
  • Dramaturgy Intern Edgars Opulskis
  • Stage Manager Barbara Stettner
  • Prompter Jutta Masurath, Sandra Petermann
  • German translation "Nora: Prologue" Tobias Herzberg
  • German translation "Nora" Hinrich Schmidt-Henkel
  • Surtitles Agentur SprachSpiel - Yvonne Griesel
  • Translation surtitles Anna Galt
  • Operator Surtitles Edgars Opulskis, Louisa Sausner, Hannah Waldow
  • Technical Production Management Carolin Husemann
  • Artistic Production Management Victoria Fischer
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Pressestimmen

„In the upside-down house designed by Viva Schudt and with a thoroughly convincing ensemble, Felicitas Brucker directs a concentrated chamber piece of a tragedy built on the fact that a woman could and should never be more than an accessory to her husband. Katharina Bach plays this Nora like a dormant volcano seething violently beneath the surface.“

Die Deutsche Bühne • 8.10.22

„Katharina Bach in the title role is, however, not a Nora who will tolerate this for long. Bach turns her character’s nervous energy into the driving force of her attempts at emancipation and in this way becomes the powerhouse of a fantastic ensemble in which everyone has the opportunity to shine.“

Bayerischer Rundfunk • 8.10.22

“Brucker has invited Sivan Ben Yishai – recently named “Dramatist of the Year” and still fresh in Munich audiences’ memories for “Like Lovers do (Memoirs of Medusa)” – to provide a novel and thoroughly entertaining overture for “Nora”. This, as well as the additions to the text by Ivna Žic and Gerhild Steinbuch, changes our view of Ibsen’s characters. He premiered his play in 1879 untouched by strobe lighting or pounding metal music, by creepy, horror-movie children in yellow hoods or men in petticoats – untouched by everything with which Brucker now coherently expands the universe of his play.”

Münchner Merkur • 9.10.22

„Felicitas Brucker and her powerfully chameleon-like leading actor Katharina Bach condense all these narratives into a ticking time bomb of a thriller, a restless journey into the boundless freedom-searching but increasingly cornered psyche of Nora who is less and less able to withstand the pressure of expectations building up on all sides. (…) Thunderous applause.“

Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung • 12.10.22

„This is grand theatre about important issues which is both entertaining and thought-provoking, simultaneously hilarious and tragic, and which has a great deal to do with us, with our coexistence. And with our vision of a future.“

Die Deutsche Bühne • 8.10.22
Dates & Tickets
Sat 4.5. 8 – 10:10 pm

Introduction from 7:30 pm

Nora
  • Schauspielhaus
  • World premiere
  • Premiere: 7.10.2022
  • 2 hours 10 minutes
  • German with English surtitles
  • Strobe Effect
  • Thu-Sat: 15-45€, Sun-Wed: 10-40€, under 30 years each seat category: 10€
  • Purchase a ticket and receive a 50% discount on the ticket price of "Freiheit einer Frau". Contact the box office directly for the discounted ticket purchase. The offer is only valid for full-price tickets.