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Dates & Tickets
  • Wed 01.12.2021 // 20.00 o´clock // Premiere // Sold out possibly remaining tickets at the box office
  • Thu 09.12.2021 // 20.00 o´clock // Sold out possibly remaining tickets at the box office
  • Fri 28.01.2022 // 20.00 o´clock // Sold out possibly remaining tickets at the box office
  • Studiobühne
  • Premiere 01.12.2021

The Metamorphosis

Play based on motifs by Franz Kafka

"One morning, when Gregor Samsa woke from troubled dreams, he found himself transformed in his bed into a horrible vermin." With this discovery, the draper Samsa begins a day under completely changed conditions: he has an armoured back, six legs and his voice has turned into a squeak. The conscientious employee tries to understand the uncanny metamorphosis as a temporary misfortune. At first, Gregor believes in the empathy of his family, for whom he is the sole provider, and hopes that his father, mother, and sister Grete will stand by him in this difficult situation. But they do not understand his well-intentioned attempts at communication. Although Grete still tries to care for her brother, the new circumstances soon trigger uncertainty, fear, and disgust in her as well.

With his Metamorphosis Franz Kafka gives us an example of how a system, for example, a family, reaches its limits in a crisis. Director Juliane Kann does not simply retell this world-encompassing story on the DNT’s studio stage but has set out with the ensemble in search of surreal images for the feelings of isolation, exclusion and the behaviour of the Samsa family. And if nothing else, she and her actors also discover a lot of humour within this story, which is strange in the best sense of the word and currently highly topical.

Juliane Kann, who staged Three Days in the Countryside at the DNT in the 2018/2019 season, hereby presents her second work in Weimar.

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»Durch diese Inszenierung von Juliane Kann wehen sich stumm zwei Schreie an: einer nach Veränderung, einer nach Beständigkeit. [... ] Tetzner, Kramer und Landgrebe übersetzen die nonverbale Komik des munteren Zivilisationschaoten Jaques Tati in eine heiter-melancholische Sinnsuche. [...] Mit ihrer Regisseurin behaupten sie hier glänzend ein Theater, das mehr sein will als ein Textverarbeitungsprogramm.«
(Thüringer Allgemeine, 4.2.2021, Michael Helbing)

  • Juliane Kann (Regie & Dramatisierung)
  • Marie Gimpel (Bühne)
  • Josephin Thomas (Kostüme)
  • Carsten Weber (Dramaturgie)
  • Thomas Kramer
  • Max Landgrebe
  • Isabel Tetzner
Wed 01.12.2021 // 20.00 o´clock Premiere
Sold out possibly remaining tickets at the box office
Thu 09.12.2021 // 20.00 o´clock Sold out possibly remaining tickets at the box office
Fri 28.01.2022 // 20.00 o´clock Sold out possibly remaining tickets at the box office