Faust Ⅰ

©Zoé Aubry

By: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Staging: Nicolas Stemann

This Faust has travelled far. It is one of the most important works of the two artistic directors of Schauspielhaus Zürich and was invited to the Berlin-based Theatertreffen festival in 2012. The magazine Theater Heute voted it production of the year, Benjamin von Blomberg was distinguished as dramaturge of the year, and Sebastian Rudolph was voted actor of the year. The jury for the 3sat prize at Theatertreffen explained their decision as follows: “Nobody has ever seen a production of Faust Ⅰ & Ⅱ like this one by Nicolas Stemann. His production itself is a Faustian event, a musing and exploration of what holds this drama together at the deepest level, and what it has to offer – for us today.” The fact that Faust appears as a contemporary today is unsettling, but this is the present that Goethe is talking about: a liberated society of radical individualists who are incapable of engaging in a community or collective forms of work. And the devil whispers in their years: be your own benchmark! This production, now enriched by a few extra years and experiences, will now be shown in Zurich at last in a new version at the Schauspielhaus.

With Friederike Harmsen, Philipp Hochmair, Burkhard Niggemeier/ Sven Kaiser, Sebastian Rudolph, Sebastian Vogel, Patrycia Ziolkowska, Andy Zondag, Daniel Lommatzsch
Nicolas Stemann, Nicolas Stemann
Set Design
Thomas Dreissigacker
Marysol del Castillo
Thomas Kürstner, Sebastian Vogel, Burkhard Niggemeier/ Sven Kaiser
Claudia Lehmann
Video assisting
Eike Zuleeg
Paulus  Vogt
Benjamin von Blomberg

Transferring from Thalia Theater Hamburg.
A Coproduction with Salzburger Festspiele.
Supported by Zürcher Kantonalbank.

  • 3 hours 20 minutes, incl. 1 break
  • Pfauen
  • Age 16 and above
  • 🛈 Introduction 30 min before the play on 8.10., 12.10., 26.10. 27.10., 9.11., and 05.12.
Sunday 20.10. 18:00 - 21:20 Pfauen
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Saturday 26.10. 19:00 - 22:20 Pfauen
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Sunday 27.10. 17:00 - 20:20 Pfauen
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Thursday 31.10. 19:00 Pfauen
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Saturday 09.11. 19:00 - 22:20 Pfauen
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Thursday 05.12. 19:30 - 22:50 Pfauen
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Friday 27.12. 19:00 Pfauen
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