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Luxembourg director Charles Muller to stage at the German State Theatre

7 November 2016

The show „Spring Awakening” by Frank Wedekind, directed by Charles Muller, will premiere at the German State Theatre Timișoara (GSTT)
Saturday, the 12th of November 2016, at 19,30.
The following show is scheduled for
Sunday, the 13th of November 2016, at 19,30.
The performances will be held in the hall of the German Theatre and features translation to Romanian.
The set design for the show is signed by Helmut Stürmer, costumes by Ioana Popescu and light-design by Philippe Lacombe. The soundtrack is composed by Miruna Boruzescu. The cast features actors: Richard Hladick, Radu Vulpe, Ioana Iacob, Silvia Török, Enikő Blénessy, Radu Brănici, Rareș Hontzu, Niko Becker, Aljoscha Cobeț, Harald Weisz, Horia Săvescu, Isa Berger, Ioana Nițulescu, Oana Vidoni, Franz Kattesch, Konstantin Keidel, Daniela Török, Boris Gaza, Isolde Cobeț, Cristian Rudic and Ida Jarcsek-Gaza.
Frank Wedekind processed the morality befitting urges, life into his plays. He unmasked it as hypocrisy and set it in front of a vision of the world that celebrates life and sexuality. The freedom and beauty of the people that embrace sexuality was only found in the socially excluded: the circus, crooks and whores, even if they appear in a distorted form. The play „Spring Awakening” maintains it’s actuality „because prejudices long thought gone as well as double hypocritical morality still haunt or day to day, through our society, through politics, religion and last but not least through today’s political correctness”, considers the show’s set designer, Helmut Stürmer.
Charles Muller was born in Luxembourg in 1953, starting his career as a director in 1984. Between 1980 and 2004 he taught at the Theatre Faculty within the Music University in Saarland, at the State Music and Performance Arts Academy in Stuttgart and at the Film Academy in Ludwigsburg. Since September 2004, Charles Muller is the Director of the Esch-sur-Alzette Municipal Theatre in Luxembourg.
About this show, director Charles Muller declared: „Ultimately, Wedekind’s play brings the thematic and consequence of lying to centre stage. Even now, there’s stress from the ever rising demands, despite the Internet and the general «enlightenment». Moritz dies because of an over-dose of stress caused by the increasing demands and Wendla is lied to in every possible way up until her death. Nothing new it seems, about our world.”
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Photo: The poster for the show “Spring Awakening”, a GSTT production. The image can be used in mass-media and promotional purposes, including electronic media

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