The Museum Island Theatre in Monbijou Park is celebrating 200 years of Faust in Monbijou this year. On 24 May 1819, scenes from Johann Wolfgang von Goethe's Faust were performed for the first time in Monbijou Castle, exactly where the summer theatre on the banks of the Spree River now stands. The castle was largely destroyed in World War II and the ruins were removed in 1959. Director Maurici Farré and his famous acting ensemble recall the historical moment of the premiere with an entertaining new production of the timeless and inexhaustible material. The focus is on the Goethe of the transition from Faust I to Faust II as a philosopher and especially as a painter who breaks with all the theatrical premises valid at the time and creates a series of pictures. He seeks the meaning of life - in beauty, love and work. Even today, his realization is comical, cynical, brutal, poetic, and thus timeless.
Dramaturgy, directed by: Maurici Farré
Stage design: David Regehr
Music: Nica Ruf with Alain Croubalian
Performers: Theater ensemble
Dance: Lisa Regehr