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Die Vaterlosen

A comedy by Anton Chekhov

 Schauspielhaus
 Premiere: 3.6.2023
 3 hours 30 minutes (with intermission after 2h30)
 There is shooting with scare guns on stage.
 Thu-Sat: 15-45€, Sun-Wed: 10-40€, under 30 years each seat category: 10€
 Schauspielhaus
 Premiere: 3.6.2023
 3 hours 30 minutes (with intermission after 2h30)
 There is shooting with scare guns on stage.
 Thu-Sat: 15-45€, Sun-Wed: 10-40€, under 30 years each seat category: 10€

A deadly comic battle for love and money as a lavish ensemble celebration

German translation by Ulrike Zemme
​With a monologue by Katja Brunner

A Russian society in economic decline, unable to free itself from the toxic ghosts of its overpowering forefathers, entirely shaped by militarism and dreaming of lost greatness. In his early work written by the Azov Sea, which became known by the title of Platonov, Anton Chekhov celebrates a farewell to a dying world. Anna Petrovna, who moves in the best social circles, unexpectedly finds herself on the brink of financial ruin. People gather at her country estate on the evening before it is auctioned off and play like there is still something to be won. And no one sees the approaching catastrophes.

Performance rights: Rowohlt Theater Verlag, Hamburg (translation by Ulrike Zemme); S. Fischer THEATER & MEDIEN, Frankfurt am Main (monologue by Katja Brunner)
  • Lightdesign Maximilian Kraußmüller, Diana Dorn, Weronika Patan, Parthasarathi Sampath Kumar, Mirko Mayrold Neubauer
  • Assistant director Melina Dressler
  • Stage design assistant Julia Bahn
  • Costume assistant Kira Marx
  • Inspection Stefanie Rendtorff
  • Soufflage Verena Rendtorff
  • Director internship Tim Beyer
  • Equipment internship Mia Siebauer
  • Stage Design internship Sharon Smadja, Josephine von Collas
  • Artistic production management Victoria Fischer
  • Technical production management Jonas Pim Simon
  • Stage master Thomas Graml, Josef Hofmann
  • Stage machinery Florian Obermeier, Daniel Capellino
  • Sound Ulrich Treutwein, Korbinian Wegler
  • Make-up Marisa Schleimer, Elvira Liesenfeld, Raimund Richar-Vetter
  • Costumes Marija Ruzic, Bernd Canavan
  • Costume Paula Engelhardtova
  • Props Anette Schultheiss, Sabine Schutzbach
  • Carpentry Stefan Klodt-Bussmann, Sebastian Nebe, Wolfgang Mechmann
  • Locksmithery Friedrich Würzhuber, Jürgen Goudenhooft, Benjamin Böwing
  • Wallpapering Maria Hörger, Anja Gebauer, Lisann Öttl
  • Scenic Painting Evi Eschenbach, Jeanette Raue
  • Theatre sculpture Maximilian Biek
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MK: Backstage

Anna-Gesa Raija Lappe stands in an aggressive posture between black bars, Joachim Meyerhoff behind her.

Learn more about Anton Chekhov and the relevance of his protagonist “Platonov”!

Carl Hegemann in conversation with changing guests

Here you can see and hear what happens backstage during the performance of “Die Vaterlosen”.

Press reviews

“At the Münchner Kammerspiele, director Jette Steckel is putting on the highly entertaining and clever Chekhov update “The Fatherless” starring Wiebke Puls and Joachim Meyerhoff to great applause”

Der Spiegel • 4.6.23

“When Platonov is finally chased off, when every single one of the women he has hurt has wonderfully vomited out her anger, the lights go down on a Chekhov production that will linger in the memory for a long time for its raw and complex beauty.”

Bayerischer Rundfunk • 4.6.23

“Joachim Meyerhoff plays his character with such overripe disillusionment that, especially in the relationship catastrophes, a couple of moments of bright truth shine through. And with them, pure theatrical joy.”

Die Zeit • 7.6.23

“A great production, clever, exhausting, demanding, whose idiosyncratic characters will haunt you in your dreams.”

Süddeutsche Zeitung • 5.6.23
Dates & Tickets
Sun 21.4. 6 – 9:45 pm

Introduction from 5:30 pm

Sat 25.5. 7 – 10:45 pm

Introduction from 6:30 pm

Sun 26.5. 4 – 7:45 pm
Die Vaterlosen
  • Schauspielhaus
  • Premiere: 3.6.2023
  • 3 hours 30 minutes (with intermission after 2h30)
  • There is shooting with scare guns on stage.
  • Thu-Sat: 15-45€, Sun-Wed: 10-40€, under 30 years each seat category: 10€