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Die Verteidigung des Paradieses

An End-Times Fantasy Based on the Novel by Thomas von Steinaecker
Director: Gernot Grünewald

 Therese-Giehse-Halle
 World premiere
 Opening night: 6.6.2024
 approx. 2 hours 15 minutes
 Murder, death and physical violence are dealt with at some stations. Sexualized violence/violence against women is alluded to. At some points, children's cries can be heard. The story deals with the topic of flight.
 Recommended from age 16
 Thu-Sat: 25€, Sun-Wed: 20€, under 30 years each seat category: 10€
 Therese-Giehse-Halle
 World premiere
 Opening night: 6.6.2024
 approx. 2 hours 15 minutes
 Murder, death and physical violence are dealt with at some stations. Sexualized violence/violence against women is alluded to. At some points, children's cries can be heard. The story deals with the topic of flight.
 Recommended from age 16
 Thu-Sat: 25€, Sun-Wed: 20€, under 30 years each seat category: 10€

Apocalypse in Bavaria!

Enter a multimedia theatrical obstacle course! Based on Thomas von Steinaecker’s science fiction novel, which was nominated for the German Book Prize, Gernot Grünewald develops an immersive spatial experience poised between drama, installation and video art in which the audience can freely move around.

After the end of the world, young Heinz is one of the last people still to be living on an alpine pasture in the region of Berchtesgadener. Ever since a major disaster, it is only possible to survive in a few areas of Germany which are covered by huge protective shields. Heinz is trying to collect as much of the lost culture as possible and write a kind of history of the last people. When one of the shields explodes, he and a small group of survivors suddenly become refugees. They embark on an apocalyptic road trip through a devastated Bavaria.

Gernot Grünewald’s work, which is poised between video and installation art, has an extraordinary visual power. In “The Defence of Paradise”, he allows us to experience a world after the catastrophe and, with his ensemble, creates a strikingly direct encounter between the audience and the actors.

The theater tour is divided into several stations. You can choose between four different starting times for each performance and will then be guided from station to station. Please arrive at the foyer of the Therese-Giehse-Halle at the time you have booked. The duration of the entire course is approx. 2 hours 15 minutes. The tour is wheelchair-accessible, but other paths are used and accompanied in places. Sensory information: Parts of the tour are located in narrow and dark rooms. Fog and rapid light changes are used. Various technical aids such as headphones and VR glasses are used. It is possible to stop or skip individual stations on the course at any time. Each station is supervised.

  • Assistent to the Director Melina Dressler
  • Stage Design Assistent Katharina Quandt
  • Assistant Costume Designer Rafael Hinz
  • Stage Manager Hanno Nehring
  • Artisic Production Manager Victoria Fischer
  • Directing Intern Kayana Bohr, Annika Schäfer
  • Stage Design Intern Lena Hölzl
  • Costume internship Elea Claße
  • Theater pedagogical support  Daniela Blümel
  • Technical production management Carolin Husemann
  • Stage Master Trevor Nelthorpe, Josef Hofmann
  • Stage Machinery Florian Obermeier
  • Signal box Falko Rosin
  • Lighting Wolfgang Wiefarn
  • Sound Thomas Schlienger, Korbinian Wegler
  • Video Jens Baßfeld, Maurizio Guolo
  • Make-Up Raimund Richar-Vetter, Marisa Schleimer
  • Costumes Fabiola Maria Schiavulli, Angelika Stingl
  • Props Dagmar Nachtmann, Heidemarie Sänger
  • Carpentry Sebastian Nebe, Josef Friesl, Michael Buhl, Stefan Klodt-Bussmann, Franz Wallner, Hannes Zippert, Clemens Künneth, Ellen Bosse, Eliza Aistermann, Wolfgang Mechmann
  • Locksmithery Friedrich Würzhuber, Jürgen Goudenhooft, Andreas Bacher
  • Decorator Maria Hörger, Anja Gebauer, Tobias Herzog
  • Scenic Painting Evi Eschenbach, Salvatore van den Busken
  • Stage Sculpture Maximilian Biek, Lena Hölzl
  • Stage Sculpture of the cow's head Sarah Grünwald
  • Audience support Antonia Gruse, Anna Luster, Luis Brunner, Ivan Vlatković, Noah van Moll, Paul Fontheim
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Learn more about the production “Die Verteidigung des Paradieses” and the novel of the same name by author Thomas von Steinaecker.

Nachtgespräch on 12.7.

Visit to the performance and discussion with students of theater studies after the performance.

2 tickets for 10€ for students

Dates & Tickets
Sun 16.6. 6 pm
Sun 16.6. 6:45 pm
Sun 16.6. 7:30 pm
Sun 16.6. 8:15 pm
Mon 17.6. 6 pm
Mon 17.6. 6:45 pm
Mon 17.6. 7:30 pm
Mon 17.6. 8:15 pm
Wed 19.6. 6 pm
Wed 19.6. 6:45 pm
Wed 19.6. 7:30 pm
Wed 19.6. 8:15 pm
Tue 25.6. 6 pm
Tue 25.6. 6:45 pm
Tue 25.6. 7:30 pm
Tue 25.6. 8:15 pm
Thu 27.6. 6 pm
Thu 27.6. 6:45 pm
Thu 27.6. 7:30 pm
Thu 27.6. 8:15 pm
Thu 4.7. 6 pm
Theatre Day: 10 € on all seats!
Thu 4.7. 6:45 pm
Theatre Day: 10 € on all seats!
Thu 4.7. 7:30 pm
Theatre Day: 10 € on all seats!
Thu 4.7. 8:15 pm
Theatre Day: 10 € on all seats!
Fri 5.7. 6 pm
Fri 5.7. 6:45 pm
Fri 5.7. 7:30 pm
Fri 5.7. 8:15 pm
Thu 11.7. 6 pm
Thu 11.7. 6:45 pm
Thu 11.7. 7:30 pm
Thu 11.7. 8:15 pm
Fri 12.7. 6 pm

Followed by a night talk with students of theater studies

Take part
Fri 12.7. 6:45 pm

Followed by a night talk with students of theater studies

Take part
Fri 12.7. 7:30 pm

Followed by a night talk with students of theater studies

Take part
Fri 12.7. 8:15 pm

Followed by a night talk with students of theater studies

Take part
Mon 15.7. 6 pm
Mon 15.7. 6:45 pm
Mon 15.7. 7:30 pm
Mon 15.7. 8:15 pm
Thu 18.7. 6 pm
Thu 18.7. 6:45 pm
Thu 18.7. 7:30 pm
Thu 18.7. 8:15 pm
Fri 19.7. 6 pm
Letzte Vorstellung
Fri 19.7. 6:45 pm
Letzte Vorstellung
Fri 19.7. 7:30 pm
Letzte Vorstellung
Fri 19.7. 8:15 pm
Letzte Vorstellung
Wed 1.1.25 6 pm
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Die Verteidigung des Paradieses
  • Therese-Giehse-Halle
  • World premiere
  • Opening night: 6.6.2024
  • approx. 2 hours 15 minutes
  • Murder, death and physical violence are dealt with at some stations. Sexualized violence/violence against women is alluded to. At some points, children's cries can be heard. The story deals with the topic of flight.
  • Recommended from age 16
  • Thu-Sat: 25€, Sun-Wed: 20€, under 30 years each seat category: 10€
  • Only in June and July 2024